1.He was deeply fascinated by a girl while in the seminary
While still the archbishop of Buenos Aires, the then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio said as a young seminarian he had been dazzled by a girl he met during his uncle’s wedding. He stated that after the wedding he was unable to pray for over a week as the image of the girl kept popping up in his mind until he had to make a choice.
He added that celibacy is “a matter of discipline and not faith” and not every priest is able to make the decision, further urging those who fall into the trap to just quit priesthood instead of living a double life.
2. He was once a club nightclub bouncer
The Pontiff was once a bouncer at a nightclub in his native Argentina and also swept floors before he joined the seminary. His vocation to be a priest came unexpectedly as he passed by a church on his way to meet GO TO PAGE 2 TO CONTINUE READING>>>>