Kenya is set to host the ‘Holiest’ person on the planet. Pope Francis has certainly made a splash since arriving at the Vatican and his visit to Kenya starting this Wednesday is causing so much excitement in the country. But did you know he once had a girlfriend, who described him as a ‘little devil’, and used to be a pub bouncer? Here’s a list of things you might not know about Pope Francis.

  1. As a boy, he enjoyed collecting stamps. Today his pass-times include reading and listening to music. He also enjoys tango and is passionate about football.

2. He reportedly turned to religion after being spurned by his childhood sweetheart, Amalia Damante. She told the UK’s Daily Telegraph that Pope Francis once declared: “If I can’t marry you, I’ll become a priest.” She also described him as a “little devil”, according to Italian press reports.

3. He has an album coming out on the 27th of November 2015. It is a compilation of all his papal speeches and sayings.

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