Skip to comments.Pope Francis' accommodations for World Youth Day revealed
Posted on 07/15/2013 3:28:35 PM PDT by NYer
.- The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has posted a series of photos of the room where Pope Francis will stay during his visit to Brazil for World Youth Day, which will take place July 23-28.
The accommodations are located at the Sumare House in Rio de Janeiro, where Blessed John Paul II also stayed in October, 1997. The late pontiff had traveled to Brazil for the Second World Meeting of Families.
The room where Pope Francis will stay has a simple bed, a night stand with a telephone, and a small desk. A crucifix hangs on the wall over the bed.
The room reflects the simplicity and humility that has characterized his pontificate and his prior ministry as archbishop of Buenos Aires.
While archbishop, Cardinal Bergoglio lived in a small apartment in Buenos Aires rather than the archbishop’s residence. He rode the bus and the metro and cooked his own food.
Even as Bishop of Rome, he has elected not to live in the papal apartments, but rather in the Casa Sancta Marta, the Vatican's guesthouse.
The Pontifical Council for Social Communications photos of Pope Francis' room in Rio de Janeiro can be seen here.
He also shunned a bed on his trans-continental flight.
Hey NYER did you hear that Pope last Sunday visit Italian Farmer market outside the Pope vacation house and Pope staying at hotel he decided the street out there some Italian Media found the Ponitff just walk around just chillin in with the neigbors
Yeah even UK Telegraph pick up the story
Hanging out on Sunday Summer Afternoon in Italy
It looks peaceful. I would stay there. I would stay anywhere quiet and private, no matter how small.
I’m not sure that is wise — I’ve flown many 16 hour or 23 hour flights and if you want to stay awake, you need that bed on the flight. Business-class may cost more, but you can directly hit the office the moment you touch down