Francis mentioned during his AdnKronos.com interview an old lady he met in the Buenos Aires slum on the day John Paul II died.
Bergoglio was in a bus on his way to say Mass in a favela when he heard the news.
At the end of Mass, a poor woman approached him asking for information on how a new pope is elected, “I told her about the white smoke, the cardinals, the conclave.”
She interrupted me and said, “Listen, Bergoglio, when you become pope, first remember to buy a small dog.”
I answered her that I would hardly be elected, and if so “why should I buy a dog.”
"Because every time you find yourself eating” – she answered – “give a little piece to him first, if he is ok, then go on eating".
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