(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.

“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.

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