Agence France-PresseMarch 5, 2014 12:04
Pope Francis may whip crowds up into a frenzy and have ardent followers across the globe but the pontiff insists he is no "superman".
"I don't like... the Pope Francis mythology," he said in an interview marking his first year in office published Wednesday in Italy's Corriere della Sera daily.
"Painting the pope as a sort of superman, a sort of star, seems offensive," he said. "The pope is a man who laughs, who cries, who sleeps soundly and has friends like everyone else. A normal person."