Agence France-PresseMarch 14, 2013 13:01
Pope Francis, the first Argentine to rise to the throne of St Peter, loves tango and danced to the passionate South American music in his youth.
"I like it a lot. It's something that comes from within me," Jorge Mario Bergoglio said in an extensive 2010 interview published in the book "The Jesuit," by Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti.
In the interview, the then cardinal Bergoglio revealed himself to be a bit of a connoisseur of the history of the tango, the music that emerged from the poor barrios of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.