Pope Francis reveals he saw a Jewish psychoanalyst

Pope Francis has revealed he saw a Jewish psychoanalyst when he was younger to help him 'clarify a few things'. 

It is the first time the pontiff had made an admission that he has sought mental therapy.

The revelation is laid bare in a new book called Pope Francis: Politics and Society. 

Pope Francis has revealed he saw a Jewish psychoanalyst when he was younger to help him 'clarify a few things'. He is pictured here during the weekly general audience in Vatican, Italy on December 7, 2016

Pope Francis has revealed he saw a Jewish psychoanalyst when he was younger to help him 'clarify a few things'. He is pictured here during the weekly general audience in Vatican, on December 7, 2016

At the time, he was head of the Jesuit order - a society of religious men - in Argentina and went under the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio

At the time, he was head of the Jesuit order - a society of religious men - in Argentina and went under the name Jorge Mario Bergoglio

The intervention came when he was 42,

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