Regina Maria Sivori: What Happened To Pope Francis’ Mother?

Regina Maria Sivori

Regina Maria Sivori is the woman who gave birth to Pope Francis, the famous head of the Catholic Church. Regina’s son Pope Francis is highly respected and beloved by several people. He became the first pope to create an Instagram account and was able to get more than one million followers in under twelve hours. He has been dedicated to his work and has helped several people.

Regina Maria Sivori: Bio Summary

Name Regina Maria Sivori
Gender Female
Date of birth November 28, 1911
Birthplace Buenos Aires, Argentina
DiedJanuary 08, 1981
Famous asPope Francis’ mother
Spouse Mario Jose Bergoglio
Children María Elena Bergoglio, Oscar Adrian Bergoglio, Pope Francis, Marta Regina Bergoglio, and Alberto Bergoglio
Occupation Housewife

What was the cause of the death of Pope Francis’ Mother?

Pope Francis’ mother Regina Maria Sivori was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 28, 1911. Regina, daughter of Francisco Sivori Sturla and Maria Gogna took her last breath on January 08, 1981, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was 69 years old when she died. The cause of Regina Maria Sivori’s death is still a mystery.

She Was The Mother Of 5 Children

Regina Maria Sivori was a housewife. Her family was of northern Italian (Piedmontese-Genoese) origin. She became the mother of five children. She gave birth to her children with Mario José Bergoglio (1908–1959), an Italian immigrant.

Regina Maria Sivori’s children are María Elena Bergoglio, Oscar Adrian Bergoglio, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis), Marta Regina Bergoglio, and Alberto Bergoglio. Out of the five children, it is only Pope Francis and María Elena Bergoglio that are still living.

Alberto Horacio, Oscar Adrián, and Marta Regina have all passed away. María Elena Bergoglio was born in the year 1948, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is 74 years old as of 2022. She hasn’t revealed any information about her career and love life. She is a private person.

Also Read: María Elena Bergoglio: Who Is Pope Francis’ Sister?

Pope Francis was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is 86 years old as of 2022. At age 21, he suffered from life-threatening pneumonia and three cysts. He had part of a lung excised shortly afterward.

Pope Francis became the head of the Catholic Church and has been sovereign of the Vatican City State since 13 March 2013 after he previously worked as a bouncer and a janitor. He worked as a chemical technician after training to be a chemist. He was a technician in a food science laboratory.

Pope Francis is known for his humility, emphasis on God’s mercy, international visibility as pope, concern for the poor, and commitment to interreligious dialogue. He has maintains the views of the church regarding abortion, clerical celibacy, and the ordination of women.

Pope Francis initiated a dialogue on the possibility of deaconesses and made women full members of dicasteries in the Roman Curia. He wants the church to be open and welcoming for members of the LGBT community.

ALSO, READ; Mario Jose Bergoglio: Is Pope Francis’ Father Still Alive?

Pope Francis mentioned that “if a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?” He disclosed that same-sex marriage “disfigures God’s plan for creation.” He has advised parents of gay children to support their children instead of condemning them.

Pope Francis has been portrayed in the biographical drama film The Two Popes (2019) by Jonathan Pryce. Call Me Francesco (Italy, 2015), and Francis: Pray for me (Argentina, 2015) are two biographical films about Pope Francis.

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