Pope Francis told Italian churchgoers that he was a bouncer before he became pontiff.
Francis spoke about his past careers while visiting the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino outside of Rome, Catholic News Services reported.
No longer kicking troublemakers out of clubs, he has discovered the secret to bringing people back, this time, into the church. …
He told one group that when he was young, he worked as a bouncer, and that his work later in life, teaching literature and psychology, taught him how to get people back into the church.
The pope had served as a bouncer at a Buenos Aires nightclub in his college days, according to the Telegraph.
Francis later earned a masters degree in chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires before becoming a Jesuit priest. He went on to earn degrees in philosophy and theology, and taught several subjects in Argentinian universities.