Agence France-PresseMarch 14, 2013 19:00
"If I don't marry you, I'll become a priest."
They didn't get married. He became a priest. And yesterday, he became the pope.
According to a bespectacled, white-haired woman identified only as Amalia, Pope Francis wrote those words to her in a letter more than sixty years ago, when they were just 10 or 12 years old.
"In the little letter, he had drawn a little house with a red roof and white walls and, and he wrote, 'this house is what I'll buy when we get married,'" the woman remembered, standing on the sidewalk in the Flores neighborhood where they were both born.