(Telegraph) – Pope Francis has revealed, for the first time, that he sought help from a psychoanalyst when he was younger.
In a new book, he says that at the age of 42 – long before he was elected Pope - he saw an analyst in his native Argentina for six months.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as he was known then, was at the time the head of the Jesuit order in Argentina.
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“At a certain point, I felt the need to consult an analyst. For six months, I went to her house once a week to clarify a few things,” he revealed in the book, Pope Francis: Politics and Society.