“I have always asked people to “pray for me”. When I was a priest I didn’t ask this as often. I started asking it more often when I became bishop. I feel I have many weaknesses and problems, I am a sinner too. This request is something that comes from within. I also ask Mary to pray for me. It’s a habit that comes from the heart. It’s something I feel I have to ask.”
This is an excerpt are from an interview Pope Francis gave on the flight from Rio to Rome on the trip home from WYD. The Pope answered dozens of questions, some personal, some about the sensitive and burning issues concerning the Vatican.The Source is the Vatican Insider.