Pope Francis' Childhood Sweetheart Speaks Up And Shares Fond Memories
“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 DamonteWho 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
“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 DamonteWatch 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.