I'm working on getting the new document The Joy of the Gospel ready for publication (release date Jan. 1).
I noticed that Pope Francis has 13 footnotes from works of St. Thomas. That caught my interest. Pope Benedict, by comparison, didn't quote from St. Thomas too much. Of course St Augustine is Benedict's favorite.
This is an aspect of Francis that I need to find out more about.
Pope Francis' style didn't lead me to expect that he would be drawn to Thomas.
I will post more on this after I read the quotes in context.