Pope confesses he stole his late confessor's cross in hopes of having half as much mercy

  • Article by: NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 6, 2014 - 3:23 PM

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis confessed Thursday that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, "Give me half your mercy."

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