Pope Francis has rejected ongoing rumors of his possible resignation from the Catholic papacy.
Pope Francis did acknowledge his health struggles, but denied that a pending resignation is accurate.
“Speaking with Catholic bishops visiting from Brazil, the Holy Father discussed his current health woes and plans for the future, throwing water on theories about an upcoming retirement,” reports Breitbart News.
“According to the Portuguese edition of the Vatican’s official news service, Pope Francis reportedly said that resigning ‘does not cross his mind.’ The pope also addressed his ongoing health issues and reportedly told the bishops he faces certain challenges that disrupt his daily living,” reported Breitbart News.
“In July 2021, Pope Francis underwent surgery for problems related to his colon and remained hospitalized for two weeks. He has since regularly complained of knee pain and other issues affecting his mobility. For the past month, the Holy Father has walked with the help of a cane and has occasionally used a wheelchair. Rumors of his resignation kicked into overdrive when it was reported he told bishops that he would rather resign than undergo surgery on his knees,” reported Breitbart.
“When we are old, we cannot do the same things we did when we were young: The body has another pace, and we must listen to the body and accept its limits,” The Holy Father said. “We all have them. I too have to use a walking stick now.”
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