“He knows how to take a municipal bus. When he became a local ordinary of Buenos Aires, he moved from a large impressive home to a modest dwelling. He has a sense of social justice, but he can be seen as quite conservative doctrinally,” said the Rev. Robert Pelton, CSC, the director of Latin American Church Concerns at the University of Notre Dame.
“He’s a simple person,” Pelton said. “The fact is that he has a straightforwardness and simplicity that is quite unusual in public figures of our time.”