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His Holiness, the Bruiser of Buenos Aires

Pope Francis

Before becoming the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis held many jobs, including working in a chemistry lab, teaching, janitorial work, and others. Perhaps the most surprising job was serving as a bouncer for a nightclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He worked in this capacity to earn money while he was a student.

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