The Man Called Oscar Adrian Bergoglio

Oscar Adrian Bergoglio is has gained recognition as the brother of Pope Francis. Oscar’s brother Pope Francis is popular to the world as the head of the Catholic Church. He has been an influential figure and has faced several criticisms from theological conservatives on multiple questions.

The Bergoglio family

Early Life of Oscar Adrian Bergoglio

Oscar was born on January 30, 1938, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was welcomed into the world by his parents Regina Maria Sivori and Mario Jose Bergoglio. His mother Regina Maria was a housewife while his father Mario Jose was a railway worker. Oscar’s parents Regina Maria and Mario Jose were Italian immigrants. Mario José’s family left Italy in 1929 to escape the fascist rule of Benito Mussolini. Oscar is not the only child of his parents; he has four siblings. He and his siblings were all born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Oscar Adrian Bergoglio’s siblings are María Elena Bergoglio, Pope Francis, Marta Regina Bergoglio, and Alberto Bergoglio. Among his siblings, only Pope Francis and María Elena are still alive. His mother Regina María died on January 08, 1981, at age 69, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Oscar Adrian Bergoglio’s father Mario Jose Bergoglio died in 1959, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at age 51.

Where is Oscar Adrian Bergoglio Now?

Pope Francis’ brother Oscar Adrian Bergoglio is no longer alive. He would have been at the age of 85 years as of 2023 but he is dead. Details of his death are still a mystery. His brother Pope Francis is still alive, though he is using a wheelchair because of his knee pain which has made it difficult for him to walk and stand.


Pope Francis, who is Oscar’s brother is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, the Bishop of Rome, and unquestionably the Sovereign of the Vatican City State. Pope Francis has selected Irish American Cardinal Kevin Farrell as the Vatican’s next “camerlengo,” the prelate accountable for the Vatican between the passing or renunciation of a pope and the appointment of another one.

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