Pope Francis Tells Faithful He Worked As A Nightclub Bouncer

AP

As head of the Catholic church, Pope Francis is charged with bringing people into the faith.

But the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported the pope told churchgoers Sunday that he used to make money by kicking people out of clubs as a bouncer, according to the Catholic News Service

He told the group of parishioners that his work teaching literature and psychology later in his life, rather than his days working a nightclub door, taught him the secret to bringing people into the church. 

Pope Francis said that secret is to “always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,” as quoted by Catholic News Service. 

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