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Well, that didn’t take long.
The media in Buenos Aires have tracked down a woman who says she’s the long lost love of Pope Francis. Amalia, who has only been identified by her first name, still gets emotional when she talks about the boy in her neighborhood, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, even though their romance was, she acknowledges, “just a little thing.”
It was their parents who kept the star-crossed “lovers” apart. The desperate Jorge wrote Amalia a letter, proposing marriage. “If I can’t marry you, I’ll become a priest,” Amalia recalls Jorge as saying. Fearing the wrath of her father, she did not reply.
They were 12.
“I have nothing to hide, as it was a thing between children and totally pure,” Amalia said.
Jorge, by the way, did not immediately get himself to a seminary. He only decided to become a priest when he was 21. But if Amalia can be believed, perhaps he’d been contemplating the religious life for a while.
h/t The Telegraph
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