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”.
“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”
“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.”
Well, there is always a cause to an effect. Thanks to Amalia’s parents, we probably wouldn’t have a Pope Francis 1… at least not now.