Monday 19 February 2018

The Pope's gushing language describing encounter with young girl adds to enigma

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Gerard O'Regan

'When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while."

"I kept thinking and thinking about her. When I returned to the seminary after the wedding, I could not pray for over a week because when I tried to do so, the girl appeared in my head. I had to rethink what I was doing."

"I could have gone back home and that was it. I had to think about my choice again."

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