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Pope reveals he worked as a nightclub bouncer

Pope Francis has revealed that he worked as a nightclub bouncer in Buenos Aires when he was a student.

Pope Francis revealed he used to work as a bouncer. Credit: Vandeville Eric/ABACA

The 76-year-old Argentine pontiff also spoke of his experiences of working in a laboratory and sweeping floors during a visit to a church in Rome.

The revelation that the Pope worked as a bouncer comes after a book looking at his personal life was published.

Francis: Life and Revolution claimed that the pontiff makes a "fantastic paella", used to tango dance as a teenager in the hope of meeting girls and starts his day with a cup of "maté" - a caffeine-rich South American drink.