The 77-year-old spoke about his life working the doors at a venue in Buenos Aires during a visit to a church in a working class suburb of Rome.
Pope Francis spent four hours chatting to followers at the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino after celebrating Mass on Sunday.
He talked about how his work later in life, teaching literature and psychology, “Taught him how to get people back into the church”, the paper reported.
He was asked how he spent his day, and said: “I pray, then I celebrate Mass and then I start work.”
He said he eats lunch between noon and 1pm, rests for 30 minutes and then works until the evening.