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 assistant editor for Catholic News Agency and EWTN News. She previously worked as the agencies’ Washington, D.C., correspondent. Michelle holds degrees in political philosophy and journalism from the University of Dallas. Her articles have appeared in the Denver Catholic Register and the National Catholic Register, and she has been a guest commentator on Register Radio and NY1 News.