7 Amazing Photos of Pope Francis March 15, 2013March 15, 2013 mattfraddMatt's Blog Tweet Kissing the feet of a baby in her mothers arms. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was made a cardinal by pope John Paul II in 2001. Washing and kissing the feet of a reforming drug addict. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio meeting Pope Benedict XVI In 2001 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio showed compassion on aids patients by washing and kissing their feet. Notice the reaction of the woman in the brown shirt. As Cardinal, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, refused his chauffeured limousine, choosing to ride the bus or subway to work. Pope Francis returned to his church-run residence in Rome and insisted to pay his bill, even though, as pope, he’s effectively now in charge of that business.