As Pope Francis continues making headlines with his calls for reform and renewal, here is a timeline of his life before the papacy.
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Michelle Bauman is managing editor for Catholic News Agency and EWTN News. She previously worked as the Washington DC Correspondent for the agencies. Michelle studied political philosophy and journalism at the University of Dallas. Her articles have appeared in the Denver Catholic Register and the National Catholic Register, and she has given commentary for the Huffington Post, Register Radio, NY1 News, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.