Pope Francis: ‘I’m a little old, a little sick’

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Pope Francis told an elderly audience he, too, is "a little bit sick" and he's said he doesn't think his pontificate will last more than five years. Creative Commons image by the Catholic Church (England and Wales)

Creative Commons image by the Catholic Church (England and Wales)

Pope Francis told an elderly audience he, too, is "a little bit sick" and he's said he doesn't think his pontificate will last more than five years. Creative Commons image by the Catholic Church (England and Wales)

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The pope, looking well, addressed an elderly crowd and spoke with a smile but any pope's health makes headlines.

  • Fran

    God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44; Matthew 4:17) will soon put an end to all sickness, disease, old age and death on earth (Revelation 21:1-4) through the ransom sacrifice of Jesus (Matthew 20:28) and the upcoming millennial and messianic rule of that kingdom by Jesus, its King (Isaiah 11:1-9).

  • pete

    it will also put an end to the need for popes since Jesus will rule

  • Larry

    OK who poisoned his tea?

    C’mon we all saw Godfather Part 3 (but won’t admit to it in public). We know how this all plays out. 😉

  • Papist

    What else did your talking hippo tell you?

  • Mari

    God bless him!
    Love is the answer. Pope Francis has it. And he is showing the world how to be loving people. It’s a hard job. He does need our prayers just as the world needs his. Long live Papa, if he wants to!

  • Joe

    While not catholic, and never really having been a fan of any previous pope, i do like the reality that this one is bringing tonthe forefront.

  • Fran

    Mari,

    Love and the love that will soon be expressed by God’s kingdom or heavenly government (Daniel 2:44; Matthew 4:-17), of which Jesus is King, is the answer!

    Yet, he refuses to talk about that perfect, loving and compassionate government and the grand blessings that will soon come from it to all meek mankind on the earth in the near future! (Isaiah 11:1-9). Why doesn’t he?

  • Olivia Brown

    I’m not one inclined to conspiracy, but I humbly ask others to pray with me for Pope Francis. Sadly, there are forces within and outside the Church who wish him harm.