Pope Francis’ wild, at least for a Pope, past has been revealed by Alberto D’Arezzo and Oscar Crespo, two of his friends growing up. The three boys were part of a group of friends who called themselves the 10 Muchachos. The group would constantly prank teachers, with one prank leaving Pope Francis, then Jorge Bergoglio, with a stern reprimand from the headmaster.
The Pope also threw “unforgettable” parties, including one where he dressed as a woman, and was “madly in love” with a 16 year-old girl who he went on several dates with. But their relationship soon ended and at only 15 years old, Bergoglio had already decided he wanted to be a priest.