Skip to comments.Fears for Pope Francis’ health after he cancels morning mass and the rest of Tuesday’s engagements
Posted on 06/10/2014 10:46:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Fears for the health of Pope Francis have surfaced after he canceled two days of engagements.
Following an intense working weekend, the 77-year-old decided not to hold Mass in Santa Marta this morning and canceled his appointments for the rest of the day.
He had already had advisers clear his schedule yesterday to rest, after hosting a diplomatically tricky prayer meeting with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents on Sunday. [ ]
(H)e has some underlying health problems, including sciatica, a back problem, and is missing most of one lung due to an infection in his youth.
Some observers have claimed the pontiff has gained weight since his election and is having difficulty breathing, which could be a sign of a heart condition.
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Prayers for Papa!
Maybe he was just stealing more stuff from other’s coffins.
77 is old to work that kind of schedule. Prayers for the Pontiff.
'So I think that during August hes going to retire to rest.'
Oh, man, don't start that again.
The press is more full of fiction than most novels or TV shows.
Reading the rude comments, I don’t think Heaven will be overpopulated.
Nonsense. My mom worked as a floor nurse until she was 83. Puhleeze
This Pope may be bold and confident enough to establish his own traditions of the rare vacation and more leisurely routines. The schedule is very demanding for any mortal, Pope Francis has my total respect and admiration. I see nothing wrong with him taking a three week period off to live in private twice a year. This would be the time to make use of Pope Benedict still being available. Many christians would not like it, because they don’t see the Pontiff as someone subject to physical exhaustion like any other earthly being.
'So I think that during August hes going to retire.'
If he knew what his job really is, he would know that he doesn’t have to be on camera every minute, jetting around to pray in front of anti-Semitic graffiti, etc.
If he would make a two-minute phone call telling Cardinal Wuerl to stop committing the mortal sin of giving Communion to Nancy Pelosi, it would be a good day’s work.
You express some good point there.
“If he knew what his job really is, he would know that he doesnt have to be on camera every minute, jetting around to pray in front of anti-Semitic graffiti, etc.”
Bingo. You win the door prize.
Ok, it isn’t tin foil Thursday, and most Popes are older men, but part of me wonders if the election of two frail and failing Popes was done on purpose.
My father worked till 67, my grandfather till 75 (both had to stop because of health issues).
I hope to top grandpa.
Well, not surprised, Pope Francis has been busy as of late.
My mother worked cleaning houses until at least her 70’s.
He hasn’t traveled as much as some other Popes.
One Mass cancelled and one day off and the media hits the panic button? Really? I guy can’t take a day off?
Obama told them to push this story to take people's minds off the Bergdahl fiasco. [haw]
My grandmother was cleaning offices in her 80s. And it was not discovered until after she died that she had only one functioning kidney.
I pray that he rests up and regains his vigor.
Wow, God Bless her!
prière pour le pape Francis
Hey why not? Blame the Pope nothing else has stuck.
Whats wrong with him??
Who is next in line if the pope steps down or worse?
Would it be his sec. of state?
There is no next in line for the papacy; hence, people were shocked when Bergoglio (Francis) was selected; he had been in the running when Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) was selected, but most thought he was too old and on the way out. Bergoglio was “only” an archbishop of Buenos Aires. Likewise Wojtyla (John Paul II) was “only” an archbishop of Gdansk.
If you want to be afraid of someone becoming pope, look to the anti-free-market Maradiago of Honduras. Not that he’s considered one of the favorites.
FYI: Sec of state is 2nd behind Pope in the curia, but while there is no Pope, the Dean of the College of Cardinals handles things. Coincidentally, that’s a retired Secretary of State, Angelo Sodano.
That I don’t know. However, I think, given the chance, there are millions of qualified bishops to serve on an interim basis. Most would consider it the honor of their lifetimes.
These honorable men must be separated from those who would want to serve in this capacity mainly for the ego boost or material gains at their disposal.
I was wanting to test the waters to see if anyone would throw out the Malachy prophecy.
So, the sec. of state is named Peter and he is from Rome.
Peter the Roman. lol I dunno, kinda creepy
Maybe the Imam will pray for him.
I love your insightful comments!
Good for your mom, but everyone is not alike. 77 is old, older for some than for others. My great aunt climbed stairs and did sewing until she was 113 but that doesn’t mean I will. My husband is 79 and he could not keep up the Pope’s schedule.
Each person has a number of days to live.....It is not a matter of being ‘old’ or not. It is a matter of living it to the best of your ability
Did you not understand my post at 39???
Do you not realize that some people live to be very old and they are unable to take care of themselves for many years before they pass? Not everyone who lives to be your mothers age can still function like she does. What a blessing she has. That’s how this discussion started.