Pope Francis has described himself as a sinner whom God just looked upon.The Pope was in an interview with a fellow Jesuit, the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, the editor of the leading Jesuit journal in Rome.
“Yes, perhaps I can say that I am a bit astute, that I can adapt to circumstances, but it is also true that I am a bit naïve. Yes, but the best summary, the one that comes more from the inside and I feel most true is this: I am a sinner whom the Lord has looked upon.” He said when asked to talk about himself.
Asked why he become a Jesuit, a member of the Society of Jesus, the pope said that he was influenced by three things.
“Three things in particular struck me about the Society: the missionary spirit, community and discipline. And this is strange, because I am a really, really undisciplined person. But their discipline, the way they manage their time — these things struck me so much.” He replied
On what he learned about his early experience as superior of the Jesuit province in Argentina, the Pope said that , “My authoritarian and quick manner of making decisions led me to have serious problems and to be accused of being ultraconservative. I lived a time of great interior crisis when I was in Cordova. To be sure, I have never been like Blessed Imelda, but I have never been a right-winger. It was my authoritarian way of making decisions that created problems.”