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Pope Francis' Childhood Sweetheart Speaks Up And Shares Fond Memories



Everyone who have experienced falling in and out of love can agree that there's such thing as "The One That Got Away", The one that you already envisioned your future with, But due to unfortunate circumstances, the relationship does not work out that led to a heartbreak as you find yourself seeing that person drifting apart. It's a bittersweet memory to some and looks like even his holiness Pope Francis is not exempted with that experience. As a young Pope Francis did experienced to get rejected after proposing marriage. Of course, It all happened when he was not yet the most loved, respected and adored Catholic Church leader of today, He was only 12 years old when he did proposed for marriage.


Meet Amalia Damonte, a 77-year old woman who broke her silence and shared her fond memories with the young Jorge Borgoglio. Amalia candidly shared in an interview on how she turned down the marriage proposal made by the young Jorge. Amalia can still remember how the note that she received from young Jorge may be the start to the journey of Jorge to papacy.
“He wrote me a letter telling me that one day he would like to marry me. He said that if I didn’t say yes, he would have to become a priest. Luckily for him, I said no! It said we were going to get married and I am going to buy you a white house. So the two of us could live together.” - Amalia Damonte
Who would not get that mushy feeling after reading that sweet love letter? Amalia continues to recount their childhood memories as she also shared how they spend their time on Benos Aires, Argentina by playing on the streets. Those days made Amalia felt and knew that the young Jorge had a crush on her. According to Amalia, the young Jorge is so charming and nice but she did not expected him to be one of today's most influential church leader.
“I froze in front of the television. I couldn’t believe that Jorge was the Pope!” - Amalia Damonte

The young Jorge and Amalia may have not became a couple or even husband and wife but that did not stopped Amalia from wishing her former childhood playmate/sweetheart all the best in the world most especially now that the Pope is also asking everyone to pray for him as we all know that his job is not an easy task.
“He is a good man, the son of a working-class family. I hope he can achieve all the good that he holds in his heart." - Amalia Damonte
Watch the interview here:

  

There you have it, A rejected marriage proposal may have led the young Jorge to take on a different path and serve the Lord by being a priest and the rest is history.


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