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AP - Francis Gets Personal: 'I Didn't Want To Be Pope'

AP - Francis Gets Personal: 'I Didn't Want To Be Pope'

Jun 7, 7:44 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has revealed that he never wanted to be pope and that he's living in the Vatican hotel for his "psychiatric" health.

Francis got very personal Friday as he met with thousands of children from Jesuit schools across Italy and Albania. Answering their questions one by one, Francis told them the decision to become a priest had been difficult for him and that he had suffered "moments of interior darkness" when "you feel dry, without interior joy."

But he said he went ahead because he loved Christ.

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