In order to be on time for all of his meetings, Pope Francis needs to be on a fixed eating schedule: 20 minutes for breakfast, and 40 for lunch and dinner.
Pope Francis arrived on Thursday afternoon for a three-day tour in Peru. He is staying in the Nunciature in Lima and will be trying out Peruvian plates during his time in the country.
All of the dishes that the Pope will be tasting were approved by the Vatican, prior his arrival, informed the Nunciature in Peru to El Comercio.
“The Pope will be eating Peruvian food. He will be served ceviche and lomo saltado [a dish prepared with beef steak]. These are approved plates by the Vatican”, said Nicola Girasoli, from the Nunciature.
The Supreme Pontiff will stay overnight in the Nunciature all of the three nights in Peru, where he will be having his breakfasts and dinners. On Friday he will have lunch with leaders from natives in Puerto Maldonado, and on Saturday with priests and bishops in Trujillo. His last lunch, on Sunday, will be in the Vatican headquarters in Lima.
Since the Pope has such a busy schedule he needs to use only 20 minutes every day for breakfast, and 40 for lunch and dinner. He will have different fruit juices available for his first meals of the day, pasta for lunches and soups for dinners.
The Nunciature also explained El Comercio that the Pope can’t eat seeds and he doesn’t drink alcohol.