With a Pope on the bus when he lived in Buenos Aires doing his own cooking, etc., what will become of the cart of Starbucks, cookies and Lindor Truffles, that graced the Archdiocese of Portland when I was allowed upstairs.
Regarding his living in Buenos Aires...
"We live in the most unequal part of the world, which has grown the most yet reduced misery the least," he said during a gathering of Latin American bishops in 2007. "The unjust distribution of goods persists, creating a situation of social sin that cries out to Heaven and limits the possibilities of a fuller life for so many of our brothers."
Meanwhile, analysts say, he has generally tended to accent growth in personal holiness over efforts for structural reform. (bye bye CCHD VOCAL)
Since becoming archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998, Cardinal Bergoglio has created new parishes, restructured the administrative offices, taken personal care of the seminary and started new pastoral projects, such as the commission for divorcees. He has mediated in almost all social or political conflicts in the city; the newly ordained priests are described as "the Bergoglio generation"; and no political or social figure misses requesting a private encounter with him." Catholic Sentinel...who knew.
We could all take Pope Francis' simple life to help our own. God Bless you Holy Father.