Pope Francis on the need to be amongst people

Why, you might ask, does Pope Francis live in the Santa Marta (Vatican) hotel, instead of in the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace?

It wasn’t so much a question of luxury as personality, he said. “I need to live among people,” he said. “If I was living alone, isolated, it wouldn’t be good for me. A professor asked me the same question, ‘why don’t you go and live there (in the Papal apartments)’? And I replied: ‘Listen to me professor, it is for psychiatric reasons,'” he said chuckling.

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1 thought on “Pope Francis on the need to be amongst people”

  1. Rossa,

    I really like this pope. He seems to have a special place in his heart for the poor, disabled and children. And I’m really hopeful he makes a statement for non-drug methods for “mental illness” – on behalf of children, especially.

    I enjoyed the article you lined, especially the last line:

    “Don’t let anyone rob you of hope.”



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