During the news conference on the 12-hour return flight from Rio to Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis also addressed a less serious question: What did he have in the black bag he carried during his trip?
The AP reports:
“‘The keys to the atomic bomb weren’t in it,’ Pope Francis quipped. Rather, he said, the bag merely contained a razor, his breviary prayer book, his agenda and a book on St. Thérèse of Lisieux, to whom he is particularly devoted.
“‘It’s normal’ to carry a bag when travelling, he said.’We have to get use to this being normal, this normalcy of life,’ for a Pope, he added.”
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