Pope Francis has disclosed that he sometimes falls asleep when he is praying, but that he doesn't consider it a problem.
He believes God is happy when he nods off "like a child in the arms of his father."
The 80-year-old pontiff made the revelation during an appearance in a programme called 'Our Father,' hosted on the Vatican television station Tv2000 by a priest, Father Marco Pozza, who is a prison chaplain in the city of Padua.
"When I go to pray some times I fall asleep," Francis said.
"Saint Teresina of the Baby Jesus also did so. She used to say that the Lord, God, the Father, likes it when somebody falls asleep.
"There is psalm 129... that says that I am before God like a child in the arms of his father. this is one of the many ways in which the name of God becomes sanctified - feeling like a child in his arms."