Bergoglio’s friends say he’s fundamentally shy. He hardly ever grants media interviews, preferring to speak from the pulpit. But he did agree to chat recently with Jaidr Flores, a 22-year-old host on the parish’s Radio FM La 96.
‘‘He was hesitant at first. But I convinced him, and at the end of the interview, he started laughing and said: ‘‘You did it! You got me on air!'’’ said Flores. ‘‘One day I went to visit him at his office and I was amazed to see how many pictures of the volunteers and recovered drug addicts from this community he had on his desk. He truly cares for us.’’
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