"Father Taborda remembers well that Easter evening 18 years ago. "We are there in the crypt beside the coffin of Father Aristi", recounts the priest, and I can still see the ascetic figure of Bergoglio, who was then very skinny. I remember he said: "He was my confessor, this rosary in his hand forgave many sinners (and) can not possibly go with him to the grave ..." '. And so, the future pope decided to take it (the crucifix) and ask the deceased Father Aristi for some mercy."
- La Stampa/Vatican Insider, 21 March 2014 -
|(Francis boasting of his theft to the priests of Rome on 6 March 2014.)|
Francis recounting his theft to Rome's priests.