In the LA archdiocese, Cardinal Mahoney needed a whole house for himself, in his retirement, when he is not even doing anything, and after his scandals cost so much of our money.
by contrast, I think Francis’ inclination to be with other people, and use facilities that are already there and ready, is a welcome contrast.
Also, I suspect he will find out a lot about what is really going on at the Vatican in the dining hall. When I was working as an attorney, it was very enlightening to have lunch with the clerks and mail room people sometimes.
The papal apartments "are already there and ready". In fact they existed before the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
The homosexual pedophile, Weakland, who mis-ran the Milwaukee Archdiocese actually had his home lifted up so an automobile entry and exit could be installed. This at great expense, he could exit his car without going out in the rain.
I like this Pope
He seem the type that would lunch with common folks in Vatican