He visits the Vatican only when strictly necessary, the four or five times a year they summon him. He reserves a small room in a residence for clergy (the "Casa del Clero" on Via della Scrofa), and every morning at 5:30 he´s already awake and praying in the chapel.First Francis requested prayers for BXVI, then prayers for himself, and finished with his desire to pray to Mary tomorrow... well, what can one say? That's a triune of hope. Welcome Pope Francis!
Admittedly, he wasn’t my first choice....Actually he wasn’t even a choice! Totally surprised. Also, I’m predisposed to be wary of Jesuits given some education with the Christian Brothers lol. That being said, it sounds like he’s an old-school Jesuit. And as I read eariler (NRO maybe?), his simplicity and humility might be just what is needed “to wipe clean the face of the church.”
(I dont’ think he’s as liturgically sound as Benedict but given his humility and the fact that Benedict is still alive, I also don’t think he’d do anything to radically transform church teaching in that regard.)