He lives with his employees, and it appears he likes it.
He wears black shoes, doesn’t like limousines, and makes his own telephone calls.
Not only do I love our Pope, but he’s beginning to get through to me, at least a little bit. I spend more on toys, tech toys in particular, than the poorest of the poor on this earth make in a year. If Apple sells it, I own it. My husband says I’m competing with Imelda Marcos as to who has the most shoes.
Maybe I need to re-think my priorities. After all, if the Pope can do it, then shouldn’t we?
Details of the story from CNA/EWTN:
.- Pope Francis said this morning he will stay at Saint Martha’s residence instead of moving to the Apostolic Palace, according to the Vatican press office.“After the Mass ended this morning, the Pope told those present that he intends to remain in the Casa Santa Marta and stay with the employees,” said the Holy See’s press office director, Father Federico Lombardi.
Pope Francis has been staying at the residence instead of the papal apartment because of renovations that were taking place there. According to the Associated Press, those updates have been completed and the apartment is ready for the Pope to move in.
He has invited street-sweepers, Vatican gardeners, the residency’s staff and the Vatican newspaper’s staff to take part in the daily Mass.
The seals of the papal apartment have been removed, but the Argentinian Pope will remain in St. Martha’s residence for the time being.
Fr. Lombardi did not say if the Pope will move out in the future.
When he was in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis lived in a small apartment, instead of the grand archbishop’s residence.
For years, he cooked his own meals and traveled on public transport around the city. (Read more here.)