As a boy, pope wanted to be a butcher
When he was still knee-high to a grasshopper, Pope Francis never dreamt of becoming the leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics. His secret desire? To be a butcher.
“When I was little, there were no shops where they used to sell things,” the pontiff said in an interview published Friday, as he recounted his life growing up in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
“There was a market with a butcher and a fruit-seller. I used to go with my mother and my grandma to do the shopping. I was little, four years old. And they asked me ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and I said ‘butcher!’.”
The revelation came during an interview with a Dutch paper, “Straatnieuws”, sold by homeless people in the central city of Utrecht.