Saturday, 16 March 2013
EVEN POPE FRANCIS HAS A ROMANTIC PAST...
Amelia Damonte, the childhood love of new Pope Francis discloses how young Bergoglio took on church affairs to become a priest after She stated how she got beaten by her father for receiving a love letter from Jorge Mario Bergoglio at 12 years old, and how he had said to her- “if I can’t marry you, I will become a priest”.
How many present guys of this generation can do that...? To become a priest, a Father, if you cannot have your way into the hearts of a woman because her parents do not permit you in her life...that is so romantic in a way..Although, Amalia and Bergoglio were neighbours in Bueno Aires, her parents were strictly against her union with him.
She will forever live in his heart, even as a priest and Head of the Vatican City...“He had drawn for me a house which had a red roof and said that it was the house he was going to buy for me when we were married...“I never saw him after that – my parents kept me away from him and did everything possible to separate us”...I do not know if its still possible to build her the dream house but am certain she will be praying for him, now that he has been given a job to lead the Catholic Faithfuls all over the world.
Pointing to the Pope’s initial conditional intent of becoming a priest, his younger sister Maria Elena revealed that Bergoglio admitted to her that he never wanted to become Pope...“He didn’t want to be Pope and when we chatted privately about it we joked at the prospect and he would say, ‘No, please no’.
I didn’t want him to become Pope because he’s going to be very far away and second because it is such a large responsibility. But I am also totally proud that he is the new Pope – because he’s the first from outside Europe, because he’s Latin American, he’s Argentine and he”s my brother.”
We should always acknowledge our good past and continue to cherish those that affect our lives positively..because they are certainly part of our future, i am sure the Pope knows this and he is human and blood runs in his vein...