The following quotes out of Francis’ mouth are taken from La Civiltà Cattolica’s “Where have our people been creative?”: Conversations with Jesuits in Chile and Peru.
“There is something that does not take peace away from me, but which does hurt me, and that is gossip. I don’t like gossip, it makes me sad. It often spreads in closed-off worlds. When it happens in a world of priests and religious I want to ask: how is this possible? You left everything, you decided not to have a wife next to you, you didn’t marry, you had no children… Do you want to finish as a gossiping old bachelor? Oh, my God, what a sad life!”