Future pope wanted to be a priest if he didn't marry fiancee
Pontiff's ex-girlfriend hopes he doesn't abandon path14 March, 20:30
"I hope he always remains what he is, never abandons that path, and that he always remembers Argentina," she told journalists, amused by so much interest.
"In reality, you call me 'fiancee' but that is not the right word. I was a fiancee afterward, with those (men) who became my two husbands. With (Bergoglio) it was different. He never suggested 'bad' things," Amalia continued. The love letter was confiscated by Amalia's father, however, and was ripped apart by her mother.
"When yesterday I found out from the TV that he had become pope, I stood up, I hugged my son and I cried from the emotion," said the woman, who lives in Flores, Bergoglio's neighborhood in Buenos Aires. "Then everyone called me, the other children, friends…".
"I remember so many things, his mother for me was the 'Virgin Mary', she was a woman who was truly very good," she added.
Asked whether she would want to meet Pope Francis now, Amalia responded without hesitation, "No. He is in a very high office. I am very humble".