Pope Francis

by Brobeebob90 on April 13, 2014

Pope Francis

Birth Name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: December 17, 1936

Ethnicity: Italian

Pope Francis is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and Sovereign of the Vatican City. He was elected to the office, on 13 March, 2013.

He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013.

Pope Francis is the son of Regina Maria Sivori (Gogna) and Mario Giuseppe Francesco Bergoglio Vassallo. His father was born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. His mother was born in Argentina, of Italian descent, with roots in Liguria and Piedmont.

Pope Francis’ patrilineal line can be traced back eight generations, to Bernardo Bergoglio, who died, c. 1612, in Robella, Province of Asti, Piedmont, Italy.

Pope Francis’ paternal grandfather was Giovanni/Juan Angelo “Albino” Bergoglio (the son of Francesco Bergoglio Giacchino and Maria Teresa Bugnano). Giovanni was born in Portacomaro Stazione, Province of Asti, Piedmont, Italy. Francesco was born in Montechiaro d’Asti, the son of Giuseppe Bergoglio, who was from Schierano, near Passerano Marmorito, and of Maria Giacchino, who was from Cocconato. Pope Francis’ great-grandmother Maria Teresa was born in San Martino al Tanaro, now San Martino Alfieri.

Pope Francis’ paternal grandmother was Rosa Margherita Vasallo (the daughter of Pietro Vasallo and Angela Crema). Rosa was born in Piana Crixia, Province of Savona, Liguria, Italy. Pietro was born in Liguria, the son of Cesare Vassallo, who was born in Castino, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, and of Maria “Angela” Sugliano/Suriano di Gorrino. Pope Francis’ great-grandmother Angela Crema was born in Cortemilia, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, the daughter of Giuseppe Crema, a farmer, and of Angela Maria Marchisio.

Pope Francis’ maternal grandfather was Francisco Sivori Sturla (the son of Vincenzo/Vicenzo Girolamo Sívori and Caterina Sturla). Francisco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Italian parents. Vincenzo was born in Cogorno, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy, the son of Antonio Sivori and Caterina Daneri. Pope Francis’ great-grandmother Caterina Sturla was also born in Liguria, Italy, and was the daughter of Giuseppe Sturla and Magdalena/Maddalena Pinasco.

Pope Francis’ maternal grandmother was María Gogna (the daughter of Pietro/Pedro Giovanni/Juan Antonio Gogna and Regina Demergazzo). María was born in Cabella Ligure, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. Pietro was the son of Giacomo Gogna. Regina was the daughter of Giovanni Demergazzo. The surname Gogna was originally spelled Gugna.

Sources: Genealogies of Pope Francis – http://www.geni.com
http://geneasud.blogspot.ca
http://genealogicexperts.com
https://gw.geneanet.org
http://www.apellidositalianos.com.ar

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andrew December 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Notes:

Pope Francis is the son of Maria Regina (Sivori Gogna) and Mario Giuseppe Francesco Bergoglio Vassallo. His father was born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy. His mother was born in Argentina, of Italian descent, with roots in Liguria and Piedmont.

Pope Francis’ patrilineal line can be traced eight generations back to a Bernardo Bergoglio, who died, c. 1612, in Robella, Province of Asti, Piedmont, Italy

Pope Francis’ paternal grandfather was Giovanni Angelo “Albino” Bergoglio (the son of Francesco Bergoglio Giacchino and Maria Teresa Bugnano). Giovanni was born in Portacomaro Stazione, Province of Asti, Piedmont, Italy. Pope Francis’ great-grandfather Francesco was born in Montechiaro d’Asti, and was the son of Giuseppe Bergoglio, who was from Schierano, near Passerano Marmorito, and of Maria Giacchino, who was from Cocconato. Pope Francis’ great-grandmother Maria Teresa was born in San Martino al Tanaro (now San Martino Alfieri). All locations in Province of Asti.

Pope Francis’ paternal grandmother was Rosa Margherita Vassallo (the daughter of Pietro Vassallo and Angela Crema). Rosa Margherita was born in Piana Crixia, Province of Savona, Liguria, Italy. Pope Francis’ great-grandfather Pietro was the son of Cesare Vassallo, who was born in Castino, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, and of Maria “Angela” Sugliano/Suriano di Gorrino. Pope Francis’ great-grandmother Angela was born in Cortemilia, Province of Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy, to Giuseppe Crema, a farmer, and Angela Maria Marchisio.

Pope Francis’ maternal grandfather was Francisco Sivori Sturla (the son of Vincenzo Girolamo Sívori and Caterina Sturla). Francisco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis’ great-grandfather Vincenzo was born in Cogorno, Province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy, and was the son of Antonio Sivori and Caterina Daneri. Pope Francis’ great-grandmother Caterina was also born in Liguria, Italy, and was the daughter of Giuseppe Sturla and Magdalena/Maddalena Pinasco.

Pope Francis’ maternal grandmother was María Gogna (the daughter of Pietro Giovanni/Pedro Juan Gogna and Regina Demergazzo). María was born in Cabella Ligure, Province of Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. Pietro Giovanni was the son of Giacomo Gogna. Regina was the daughter of Giovanni Demergazzo. The surname Gogna was originally spelled “Gugna”.

Genealogies – http://genealogicexperts.com/06_Francesco%20Mateo_Bergoglio_Detalles.pdf
https://gw.geneanet.org/foro?full=on&image=on&lang=en&m=A&marriage=on&n=bergoglio&nz=x&ocz=0&p=alberto+horacio&pz=adam&t=T&v=6
http://www.apellidositalianos.com.ar/genealogias-de-famosos/ancestros-s-s-papa-francisco.html

andrew September 14, 2016 at 5:21 pm
cwm85 September 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm

He’s ethnically Italian but born in South America and speaks Spanish. No different than a german american being born here but parents immigrants from Germany. Or my Grandfather being part Scottish because my greatgrandfather was from Scotland. He is south American but like most Americans are descendants from other parts of countries.

marjanel December 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm

What is the big deal with him.Pope Francia as most Argentinians have italian blood.

Manila April 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

Argentina does not use Spanish naming customs (the first surname is the paternal family name and the second surname is the maternal family name). So please, remove all maternal family names such as Bergoglio Vasallo -> Bergoglio, etc. Thank you.

GLXY April 17, 2014 at 2:09 pm

So technically he’s not the first Latin American Pope since he’s 100% of Italian blood.

Brobeebob90 April 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

well he is Argentinian by nationality not ethnicity

roman2886 April 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Argentines are mongrels they have a bit of everything not just Italian and Spanish i thought he would Spanish in him Argentines have Italian blood but so much full blooded Argentines one Spanish ancestor and one Italian ancestor.

marjanel December 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Then according to you,there are not Latin Americans in Latin America, There are not Americans in USA. Pope Francis ethnicity couldn´t be more common in Argentina and South America. He can´t be more Argentinian

andrew April 13, 2014 at 10:22 am

northern Italian 100%. His dad came from Piedmont, mom from Genoa.

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