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Who Wants the Pope to Die?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Nov 5, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

    United States
    COMMENTARY: Thankfully there have been few public expressions of this morbid sentiment during the current papacy, in contrast to the situation during the papacies of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

    This year the visit to pontifical graves invited another, more disturbing, question: Who wants Pope Francis to die?

    The Holy Father suggested that there are at least some. Meeting with Jesuits in Slovakia last September, he responded to a question about his health after colon surgery earlier in the summer.

    “Still alive, even though some people wanted me to die,” Pope Francis said.

    Which is an odd and dark thing to say. Are there people who wish him to die? And how would Pope Francis know that?

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    Who Wants the Pope to Die?
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  2. Thatgirloncfforums

    Thatgirloncfforums Well-Known Member

    United States
    Generic Orthodox Christian
    I don't remember hearing or reading a direct, 'I want Francis to die', but I have read the more veiled, 'It would not be good for the Church to depose him, that would set a precedent. We just need to wait for him to die.'
    I won't reveal names though).

  3. AvilaSurfer

    AvilaSurfer Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
    I’m sure he’s got his haters. The drunk priest aside, no sane person would wish that. I’ve had this conversation with family members about Trump and his supporters. That kind of thinking is beyond me.