· Pope Francis’ plans to visit the central Italian city of L’Aquila and its basilica Aug. . POPE FRANCIS RETIREMENT SPEECH CONTINUATION Unforgiving is Evil and a poison that intoxicates and kills the one who refuses to forgive. Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that he can no longer travel like he used to because of his strained knee ligaments, saying his weeklong Canadian pilgrimage was "a bit of a test" that showed he needs to slow down and one day possibly retire. . 1 day ago · By CNSNews.
One important thing to keep in mind is that the Pope is not the president or CEO of the Catholic Church, who is autonomous to do whatever he wants with the Church. .
· Cardinal Francis George of Chicago was almost certainly correct in principle when he foretold the anti-Christian persecution that is just starting to break surface; “I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. . Pope Francis is the 267 th Pope to lead the Church since the death and resurrection of Jesus 20 centuries ago. 6, 1979. Pontiff uses visit to Greece to highlight plight of migrants and refugees, and voice concern over threat to democracy. Upon arrival, Francis was greeted by South Korean President Park Geun-hye. 2022.    In Sri Lanka he paid pastoral visits to Shrine of Our Lady of Madhu in Madhu and Basilica of Our Lady of Lanka. Catholic Schools. July 31, 2022. 6.