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Early Life and Education

Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, to Italian immigrants. As a young man, Bergoglio underwent surgery to remove part of one of his lungs due to serious infection. He graduated from a technical school as a chemical technician . In March 1958, he entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus.

Bergoglio taught literature and psychology in 1964 and 1966. He studied theology and received a degree from the Colegio of San José from 1967 to 1970. Moreover, he finished his doctoral thesis in theology in Germany in 1986.

Entering Priesthood

Bergoglio became a priest in December 1969. He began serving as Jesuit provincial of Argentina in 1973. He later returned to the Colegio of San José, where he served as rector (1980-86) as well as a professor of theology.

On May 20, 1992, he became titular bishop of Auca and auxiliary of Buenos Aires. In February 1998, he became archbishop of Buenos Aires. In February 2001, he was elevated to cardinal by Pope John Paul II, named the cardinal-priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino. In 2005, he became president of the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina, serving in that position until 2011.

Becoming Pope

On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio became the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Becoming the first American citizen  and first Jesuit priest to be a pope. He adopted the name Pope Francis. Prior to 2013, Pope Francis had served as both archbishop and cardinal for more than 12 years.

The tone of his papacy, which has become admired globally, was established long before his elevation to the church’s highest position. However, when they named him to that post, the media quickly picked up on stories of his humility. News circulated about the fact that he would choose to live in a simple two-room apartment rather than the luxurious papal accommodations.  He broke traditions that have been upheld by popes for more than a century.

Heather Mills

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For those of you who do not know her, Heather Anne Mills was born on January 12, 1968. Moreover, she is an English media personality, and a model. In fact, she first became recognized by the public in 1993, when a collision that happened between her and a police motorcycle in London, which lead to the amputation of her left leg below the knee. However, she continued to model using a prosthetic limb and sold her story to a tabloid newspaper. Keep on reading this article if you want to know more about her.

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Synopsis

Heather Mills is known as: a British activist, a philanthropist and a former model. She was born on January 12, 1968, in England, Aldershot. Moreover, when she was just a young adult, she started modeling. However, while she was in London, in 1993, a collision between her and a police motorcycle happened. As a result, Mills had an amputation of her left leg below the knee. Moreover, she was largely interested in activism, and used her plight in order to bring awareness to the suffering of refugees. Additionally, in 2002, she got married to Sir Paul McCartney, Beetles member, after she met him at a charity event a few years earlier. Moreover, the couple had one daughter, and then got divorced in 2006.

Good Deeds

Carmencitta Magazine - Heather miller 3In addition to being a humanitarian worker, Heather Mills is also committed to fight for animal rights.

Moreover, she uses the campaigns in order to demand people and companies to stop the use of cat and dog fur when manufacturing clothing. Additionally, she and her then husband, visited eastern Canada in order to protest in the annual seal hunt over there. She is an active member of PETA and Viva!, Britain’s leading vegetarian, vegan and animal rights organization. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Association of the USA. Mills is a patron the Adopt-a-Minefield and proceeds from her updated autobiography, A Single Step, will be donated to that cause.

 

Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill

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Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill was born on September 29, 1955, and passed away on November 14, 2016. In fact, she was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, an author, and a television newscaster. Moreover, Gwen was the managing editor as well as moderator of “Washington Week”, as well as the co-managing editor of PBS NewsHour, and co-anchor with Judy Woodruff. Furthermore, Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. She was the author of the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

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Gwen Ifill was a very distinguished journalist, and one of the most successful female African American news correspondents of all time. In fact, she had worked for the most famous news networks of all times such as: the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and PBS. She moderated two vice presidential debates and received 15 honorary degrees. Unfortunately, Ifill died of cancer on November 14, 2016 at the age of 61.

Early Life

 

Carmencitta Magazine - Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill 3Television news correspondent, Journalist, and news program moderator, Gwen Ifill was born in New York, New York, on September 29, 1955. In fact, Gwen was the daughter of a well-known minister, and grew up having faith in God because she had a strong religious upbringing. For College, Ifill went to Simmons College in Boston. Over there, she majored in communications, and through an internship got her first hands-on experience as a journalist; and this is where it all started. Moreover, she graduated in 1977, and went in order to work as a reporter for the Boston Herald-America. In fact, with her position in Baltimore’s Evening Sun, Ifill began getting interested in politics, towards which, she threw all of her attention. While there, Ifill had her first opportunity in front of the cameras as the host of a news show for a local public television station.

Philanthropist of the day; Cindy McCain

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Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born on May 20, 1954. She is an American businesswoman, a humanitarian, a philanthropist, and the wife of the United States Senator as well as 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona. Moreover, Cindy works with international nonprofit organizations. Care about knowing more about her, keep on reading this article.

Synopsis

Cindy was a very active woman in her husband’s 2000 bid for the Republican presidential nomination. After her husband lost the debate, she was chosen to be the Chairwoman of the Arizona delegation to the Republican National Convention. As a result, in 1988, she was able to found the AVTM; the American Voluntary Medical Team. Furthermore, Cindy is on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit philanthropies, such as: Operation Smile, CARE, and The HALO Trust.

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Cindy Lou Hensley McCain was born, in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 20, 1954. In fact, McCain was an only child who was raised in her home city Arizona. For University, she went to the University of Southern California where she had her BA in education, and after that, an MA in Special education that enabled her to become a teacher in the University of Southern California.

John McCain

In fact, she met her husband John when she was in Hawaii with her parents on a vacation. At that time, he was still married but separated from his wife. Moreover, the two of them got married in Phoenix, on May 17, 1980.

Prescription Drug Addiction

In 1989, Cindy McCain developed an addiction to opioid painkillers. At that time, she had a surgery and was taking up to twenty pills a day. In fact, she made an agreement with an AVMT therapist who prescribed her illegal pills in the name of other 3 employees without their knowledge. However, in 1992, her parents made an intervention in order to force her to get help. As a result, she told her husband about this problem, and attended a drug treatment facility, where she received sessions and ended her three years of addiction.

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