This week, in an interview with Televisa, Pope Francis reflected on his role as the leader of the Catholic Church, and revealed that all he really wants to do is eat pizza in peace.
“I have the feeling that my Pontificate will be brief: four or five years,” the Pope told Televisa. “I do not know, even two or three. Two have already passed. It is a somewhat vague sensation.”
Pope Francis continued, “Maybe it’s like the psychology of the gambler who convinces himself he will lose so he won’t be disappointed and if he wins, is happy. I do not know. But I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time, and nothing more... but it is a feeling.”
What’s more, the pope revealed that there’s at least one particular reason he won’t mind if his pontificate is short. “The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza.”
Just days ago, Madonna revealed to a journalist on the radio that she would love an audience with the pope over a dinner of wine and pasta. Perhaps this is a sign from the pope that he prefers a simpler meal, although we doubt that one could eat pizza with Madonna without attracting attention.