1. He loves to tango — and used to dance the night away in his home country of Argentina when he was young.
2. He's had a girlfriend. She was one of the girls he went dancing with, before he discovered his religious vocation. Can you imagine that woman, now older, telling her grandkids that she used to date the pope?
3. He's also a scientist and teacher. In addition to studying philosophy and earning a Master's degree in chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires, he taught literature, psychology, philosophy and theology before becoming Archbishop.
4. He loves football (that's soccer to American folks like us). His favorite team is the San Lorenzo football club. Hopefully they haven't let this fandom go to their head: will it be easier for them to play like God is on their side?
5. He's just not into glamour. Okay, you probably do know this one, because it's been one of the hallmarks of his young papacy. Instead of using the limousines, fancy apartment and personal chef that come with the job, he regularly takes buses and taxis, cooks all his own meals, and lives in a modest apartment in a neighborhood he likes. He even traveled to the conclave in Rome on an economy flight.
We've come to expect the unexpected from this pope — which is good news for Catholics, who have benefited from having a relatable leader. As his second year begins, all eyes will be on Francis to see what he gets up to next.