The Pope made the admission on a visit to a working class club suburb of Rome, mentioning his time working the doors of a late-night Buenos Aires hotspot.

Although The Pope spoke to the congregation at San Cirillo Alessandrino for more than four hours, he didn’t go into details about his experiences as a bouncer or what the work entailed. Instead, he focused on his work in later life, explaining how teaching literature and psychology ‘taught him how to get people back into the church.’

He went on to discuss his day, which is made up of praying and reading – perhaps a little different to what he would have been doing as bouncer, but at least you can’t say he’s not well-rounded.

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