He might even resign this summer!

He might even resign this summer!

Pope Francis is not feeling well. We saw him in a wheelchair recently. The sovereign pontiff is suffering from suffocation. That is why he is canceling more and more outings, especially this trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

At the age of 85, he also suffers from hip pain. Recently, he was seen leaning heavily on two members of his bodyguard. In general, their schedule has been lightened.

Rumors, but…

According to rumors that are becoming more and more frequent, and according to very serious Guardian information, the Pope is even on the point of resigning. A resignation that could happen already this summer.

His predecessor, Benedict XVI, resigned at the same age for the same reasons: declining health, difficulty traveling … a pope who resigns, a feat not seen since the 15th century!

By his real name Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis has always had health concerns. At the age of 20, a piece of his lung was removed after badly treated pneumonia. It is rumored that since then Argentina has been running from hospitals like the plague …

The incendiary element in the powder was the surprise announcement of a consensus on 27 August. These are usually held in November, sometimes in February or June. But never in August. a fellowship? In the Roman Catholic Church, there is a meeting of cardinals convened by the Pope. Here, for Francis, it is an opportunity to appoint sixteen new cardinal electors in the event of a convention, in other words… if a new pope were to be elected.

Celestine V. on the grave of

Note that it is only before a constitution that a pope can present his resignation. “Strategically, this allows him to induce himself to reveal himself to potential candidates for his succession – which is quite possible given the political acumen of the bishop”, said journalist FRANCE 24 Arnaud Bedt, specializing in the Vatican. analyzes for.

At the end of August, Pope Francis should go to Aquila and pray at the tomb of Pope Celestine V, the first pope… Another sign! Moreover, Benedict XVI had done the same before resigning. Pope Francis will be only the fifth pope in history to resign.

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