The leader of the Roman Catholic Church, who has made waves of connections reaching out to disaffected Catholics and insisting on making the poor a top priority, hasn’t watched TV since July 15, 1990, he revealed in an interview published in the Argentinian newspaper La Voz del Pueblo.
The pontiff did not reveal why he gave up watching TV, except to say he decided it wasn’t for him, before promising the Virgin Mary he wouldn’t watch again.
That promise has kept him from watching his favorite soccer team, Buenos Aires-based San Lorenzo, but he told the paper a member of his Swiss Guard tells him the scores and keeps him up to date on the standings.
Pope Francis said he really misses the tranquility of just walking the streets.
The Pope concluded that he would like to be remembered as a “good guy” who tried to do good”.
La Voz del Pueblo