Pope Francis spoke about their mutual acquaintance – including a man working to fight slave labor and child prostitution in their native Argentina - and his encounters with the Swedish people. The Pope remembered his friendship with a Lutheran minister , Anders Gutt - “a big man” - with whom he shared the professorship of spiritual theology in Buenos Aires. "We were a Jesuit priest and a Lutheran,” Pope Francis said. “We understood each other very well." Pastor Gutt is now deceased.