For instance, much has been made about his living in an apartment when in Buenos Aires rather than the normal residence, which I gather was rather palatial. Okay, it sounds good, but if the Church still owned the house reserved for the cardinal all it really amounted to was creating a new rent bill for the Church. How does that help anyone? If a person spends more money so that they can live somewhere that looks cheaper then the motive appears to be entirely about how things look, which is not exactly as humble as it seems at first sight.
Just something I am thinking about as I watch and read during these early days of this new papacy.
In charity we must assume that the episcopal residence was utilized for other purposes during his tenure.
Lord grant me charity though.
It takes a lot of money to run one of those huge residences.