Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the first Pope belonging to the Jesuit Congregation, the largest male religious order in the world, with around 18,000 members spread over the five continents.
The Jesuits have had a strong influence within the Church in more than 21 centuries of history; besides the vows of humility, chastity, and obedience, they have a fourth, a special once: obedience to the Pope, whoever he is.
The Cardinals chose during the conclave this Jesuit, former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, an opponent to non-punishable abortion and supporter of the family because he believes, firmly, that ‘hope’ must be saved.
After Argentina became, since July 2010, the first Latin American country to approve the so-called law for egalitarian marriage (between people of the same sex), he fought to prevent this approval, he understood theatrat is not only a political struggle but “it’s the destructive pretensious of God’s plan”.
“The law in favour of the gay marriage is a move of the devil”, said the now Pope, and this idea is in line with the concepts promoted always by the Church.
Francisco also opposed the law of gender identity, which authorized to transexuals and tranvestites to register their elected gender on their identity card.