Humility And Simple Life Lead Jesuit To Papacy

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the son of a railway worker, eschews the trappings of his office as cardinal and is committed to conservative, traditional doctrine.VATICAN CITY — From his willingness to cook his own meals and get around by bus, to his choice of St. Francis as inspiration for his name, the new pope has stressed humility and a simple life that could signal a change in tone at the center of the Roman Catholic Church.

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