Pope Francis chose the name Francis because of the poor. When he was elected pope Cardinal Hummes embraced him and said to him, "Don't forget the poor." Immediately he thought of St. Francis of Assisi, Francis was a man of peace, poverty, he was a man who loved and protected creation. Pope Francis also added, "How I would love a Church that is poor and for the poor."
Before becoming pope, Pope Francis took courses in chemical engineering. He trained at the Diocese Seminary of Villa Devoto. In March 1958, he entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus. He was then ordained as a priest in December 1969. Pope Francis later returned to the Colegio of San José, where he did his duty as rector, from 1980 to 1986 as well as a professor of theology.
On the 20th of May 1992, Pope Francis was named a formal bishop and auxiliary of Buenos Aries. In February 1998, he became archbishop of Buenos Aries. In February 2001, three years later, he was lifted into cardinal by Pope John Paul II, as the cardinal-priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino. In 2005, he was named president of the Bishops' Conference of Argentina until 2011. 2 years later on March 13, 2013 Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis.