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Pope Francis Set To Resign His Pontificate, Age and Health-Related Concerns

Pope Francis Set To Resign His Pontificate, Age and Health-Related Concerns

Pope Francis Set To Resign His Pontificate, Age and Health-Related Concerns

Pope Francis Set To Resign His Pontificate, Age and Health-Related Concerns

Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis), who was elected Pope in a conclave in 2013 to succeed Benedict XVI, could step down as Supreme Pontiff. There are 2 main reasons why this could take effect sooner than expected and these reasons are:

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1. Deteriorating Health

The 85-year-old Argentinean’s health issues have started to fuel rumors that he could soon hand over leadership of the Roman Curia to one of its cardinals.

It seems possible that Pope Francis’ health is deteriorating given his use of a wheelchair and his recent cancellation of a tour of Africa scheduled for July.

He has convened a special conference of the cardinals, which feeds the narrative that something is wrong in the Vatican.

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The Pope addressed his knee troubles last May during a conference with the bishops and declared: “Instead of operating, I am going to quit.” The truth is that the South American clergyman’s mind is also confused because of this.

Pope Francis Set To Resign His Pontificate, Age and Health-Related Concerns

However, no Curia member has publicly addressed the predicament facing the top Catholic Church official.

2. Franciscan austerity

The truth is that since it was known he would become Pope and because of his advanced age, religious scholars all agreed that his pontificate would be limited.

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It is important to note that Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, an Italian saint who established the Franciscan Order in the 13th century and was known for his profound humility and commitment to the underprivileged.

Pope Francis Set To Resign His Pontificate

In this light, the current Pope has always attempted to include a segment in his sermons dedicated to the most vulnerable members of society.

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