Pope Rules Out Retiring Like His Predecessor

Pope Rules Out Retiring Like His Predecessor

[He ain’t going out with a whimper but with a bang – one way or another]

MAY 29, 2016

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

The pope, responding to a question from a young person at a Vatican event, said on Sunday “I never thought of quitting being pope, or of leaving because of the many responsibilities.”

The pope has previously said he envisioned a short papacy before going on “to the Father’s house,” but he has never specifically ruled out following in Benedict’s footsteps. Benedict retired in 2013, the first pope to step down in 600 years.

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2 comments on “Pope Rules Out Retiring Like His Predecessor

  1. First off I am no fan of Papal abdications.
    Secondly I’m not surprised Bergoglio is not going to abdicate, at least that’s his present position on the matter.
    IMO, he figures, as his like minded modernist lieutenants must figure, that Bergoglio for the time he has left occupying the Chair of Peter can further implement the radical, anti-Catholic, relativist and worldly novelties while watering down even more of the teachings of Our Lord, His Catholic Church and basic natural law with the time he has left.
    At the same time being praised and loved by the world, which Bergoglio relishes in.

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