Pope stole cross from confessor's casket
March 7 , 2014
Pope Francis admitted that he wears the cross he took from his confessor's rosary and mentioned that his hand goes to the fabric pouch under his cassock whenever there's a bad thought about anyone.
"And I feel the grace, and that makes me feel better," the pontiff said. He explained the man was a great confessor. "I saw the rosary he had in his hand and immediately there came to mind the thief we all have inside ourselves and while I arranged the flowers I took the cross," Francis continued. "And in that moment I looked at him and I said 'Give me half your mercy.'"