Agence France-PresseMarch 14, 2013 14:32
For a man who has embraced humility, the new pope's first moments in the spotlight must have come with mixed emotions, a fact perhaps best understood by the woman who has known him her whole life.
"Poor man," sympathized Pope Francis' sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, his only still-living sibling, as she imagined his thoughts just before walking out on the balcony before the massive crowd in Saint Peter's Square in his first appearance as the pontiff.
And yet, "how exciting, to hear the crowd changing, 'Long live the pope!" she mused.