Pope Francis, the a/c and a cup of coffee

John O'Callaghan '96 | September 25, 2015

The pope turns off his air conditioner at night. I know, because for some years now I have had the honor of staying in the Domus Sanctae Marthae inside Vatican City while attending a meeting in June. Every evening around 10, without fail, the air conditioners turn off until 5 a.m. This practice existed under Benedict and remains under Francis, who now lives on the building’s second floor.

Equally without fail, I awaken every morning at 3 in an agony of Roman heat, humidity, and perspiration to toss and turn for two hours awaiting the blessed relief of the buzz and breeze of the resurrected air conditioning.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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