2007 Interview of now Pope Francis

Benedict XVI with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio during the fifth General Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean bishops, at the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida in Brazil, 13 May 2007

Benedict XVI with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio during the fifth General Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean bishops, at the sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida in Brazil, 13 May 2007

«I must return», he repeats. Not that he doesn’t like the atmosphere of Rome. But he misses that of Buenos Aires. His diocese. He calls it «Esposa». Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, always makes lightning visits to Rome. But this time an attack of sciatica has forced him to prolong his stay in the Eternal City for some days of rest. And what is more, by an irony of circumstances, he had to miss the occasion for which he crossed the ocean, the meeting with the Pope and all the cardinals gathered in Consistory.
His company is never far away. He tells us how the Aparecida Conference went, where he chaired the editorial committee for the concluding document. He confides that his speech at the Consistory would have been on that. And this is what he had to say about it in that light, but acute and incisive, way of talking that throws one off track and takes one by surprise. Read more…

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