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View Diary: Updated "You can sell your desk. You don't need it." ~ Pope Francis (212 comments)

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  •  Why do you think he lives so simply? (4+ / 0-)

    Room at the hotel, old car, no red shoes.  And did the same in Argentina.  That seems to spring from a real belief system.  I can understand wishing he'd do more, but I can't see him as a clever con artist.

    Also, I get the impression he's doing quite a bit to reform the Vatican Bank abuses, though I haven't read a lot about it.

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