The Pope pays hotel bill became a topic of conversation on Thursday, March 14, and rightfully so. It’s not everyday that the Pope, on his very first official day on the job, makes it clear that he plans to be seen as being one with the people.
In an attempt to shift the tone and image from Benedict XVI, Pope Francis’ first day as pontiff was quite, well, different.
How different? Well, for starters, the Pope stopped by his own hotel to pay his bill. He then picked up his own luggage, as well.
But wait, there’s more. According to Yahoo, here’s how the first day for Pope Francis broke down:
Francis began his first day as pope making an early morning visit in a simple Vatican car to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed before an icon of the Madonna.
He had told a crowd of some 100,000 people packed in rain-soaked St. Peter's Square just after his election that he intended to pray to the Madonna "that she may watch over all of Rome."
For more on both the Pope paying the hotel bill, as well as how his first day on the job went, be sure to return to this column.