Alberto Bergoglio: What happened to Pope Francis’ Brother?

Alberto Bergoglio
Alberto Bergoglio- Pope Francis’ Brother

Alberto Bergoglio is the brother of Pope Francis. Alberto’s brother Pope Francis rules over the Catholic Church and the Vatican City State. He was elected pope on 13 March 2013 and he chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. He did so because he was especially concerned for the well-being of the poor.

Alberto Bergoglio: Bio Summary

Name Alberto Bergoglio
Date of birth 17 July 1942
Died July 15, 2010 (67)
Gender Male
Famous asbrother of Pope Francis
Birthplace Buenos Aires, Argentina
Parents Regina Maria Sivori and Mario Jose Bergoglio
Siblings María Elena Bergoglio, Oscar Adrian Bergoglio, Pope Francis, and Marta Regina Bergoglio
Children Teseo Bergoglio De Medio, Ari Bergoglio De Medio, Virna Bergoglio De Medio, and Emanuel Bergoglio

Who is Pope Francis’ Brother?

Alberto Bergoglio was born on July 17, 1942, in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Italian immigrants. His parents are Mario José Bergoglio (1908–1959) and Regina María Sívori (1911–1981). His parents got married on 12 December 1935 in Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Regina Maria Sivori and Mario Jose Bergoglio gave birth to five children. Alberto Bergoglio’s siblings are María Elena Bergoglio, Oscar Adrian Bergoglio, Pope Francis, and Marta Regina Bergoglio. Regina Maria was a housewife and Mario Jose was a railway worker.

Also Read: Marta Regina Bergoglio: Facts About Pope Francis’ Sister

Alberto Bergoglio’s grandparents Francisco Sivori Sturla and Maria Gogna are from his mother’s side. Giovanni Angelo Bergoglio and Rosa Margherita Vassallo are his grandparents from his father’s side. Alberto’s childhood experiences have not appeared online.

Alberto Bergoglio’s high school or college name is unknown. His career details are not known as well. He was married and his children are Teseo Bergoglio De Medio, Ari Bergoglio De Medio, Virna Bergoglio De Medio, and Emanuel Bergoglio, per sources.

Alberto Bergoglio was not on social media, not that we know of. His brother Pope Francis, became the first pope to create an Instagram account. He broke records as he attained over one million followers in under twelve hours of the account being up.

Pope Francis currently has 8.9 million followers on his verified Instagram account. He often shares photos and videos on his page.

Also Read: Oscar Adrian Bergoglio: Everything About Pope Francis’ Brother

What Happened To Alberto Bergoglio?

Unfortunately, Alberto Bergoglio passed away on July 15, 2010, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when he was at the age 67. Details of his death are still unknown. What killed him hasn’t been revealed yet. He lived a private life and preferred to keep his details from the public. He wasn’t frequently in the news and was rarely seen. He wasn’t involved in any public drama.

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