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Fears for Pope Francis’ health after he cancels morning mass and the rest of Tuesday’s engagements
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11:08 EST, 10 June 2014 | Hannah Roberts

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. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Prayer
KEYWORDS: popefrancis

1 posted on 06/10/2014 10:46:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Prayers for Papa!


2 posted on 06/10/2014 11:08:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe he was just stealing more stuff from other’s coffins.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 11:15:51 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Olog-hai

77 is old to work that kind of schedule. Prayers for the Pontiff.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 11:23:04 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Olog-hai
From the article:

'So I think that during August he’s going to retire to rest.'

Oh, man, don't start that again.

5 posted on 06/10/2014 11:25:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The press is more full of fiction than most novels or TV shows.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 11:34:50 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Jeff Chandler

Reading the rude comments, I don’t think Heaven will be overpopulated.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 11:37:02 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.r)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Nonsense. My mom worked as a floor nurse until she was 83. Puhleeze


8 posted on 06/10/2014 11:43:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai

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.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 11:46:24 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Jeff Chandler
'So I think that during August he’s going to retire to rest.'

'So I think that during August he’s going to retire.'

Fixed it.

10 posted on 06/11/2014 12:23:50 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: lee martell

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.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 12:27:22 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

You express some good point there.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 12:37:31 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Arthur McGowan

“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.”

Bingo. You win the door prize.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 3:29:03 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 5:26:28 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Nifster

My father worked till 67, my grandfather till 75 (both had to stop because of health issues).

I hope to top grandpa.


15 posted on 06/11/2014 5:27:16 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, not surprised, Pope Francis has been busy as of late.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 5:41:12 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: redgolum

My mother worked cleaning houses until at least her 70’s.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 5:42:10 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Olog-hai; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Catholic Prayer Ping!

Please respond to Olog-hai;

If you aren't on this prayer ping now and would like to be, please send me a FReepmail.

18 posted on 06/11/2014 5:51:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: flaglady47

He hasn’t traveled as much as some other Popes.


19 posted on 06/11/2014 5:53:38 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Olog-hai

One Mass cancelled and one day off and the media hits the panic button? Really? I guy can’t take a day off?


20 posted on 06/11/2014 6:00:03 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: defconw
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]

21 posted on 06/11/2014 6:19:14 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Biggirl

My grandmother was cleaning offices in her 80s. And it was not discovered until after she died that she had only one functioning kidney.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 6:34:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Olog-hai

I pray that he rests up and regains his vigor.


23 posted on 06/11/2014 6:35:44 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: flaglady47; Arthur McGowan
On a lighter note:


24 posted on 06/11/2014 6:47:33 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Salvation is from the Jews." - John 4:22)
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To: Bigg Red

Wow, God Bless her!


25 posted on 06/11/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Olog-hai

prière pour le pape Francis


26 posted on 06/11/2014 7:17:12 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: COBOL2Java

Hey why not? Blame the Pope nothing else has stuck.


27 posted on 06/11/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: Salvation

Whats wrong with him??


28 posted on 06/11/2014 8:19:34 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lee martell

Who is next in line if the pope steps down or worse?

Would it be his sec. of state?


29 posted on 06/11/2014 8:47:24 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

Three popes?

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.


30 posted on 06/11/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by dangus
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To: servantboy777

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.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 9:19:32 AM PDT by dangus
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To: servantboy777

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.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 9:34:33 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_Parolin


33 posted on 06/11/2014 11:12:40 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: servantboy777

The most laughable is Jack van Impe.

He was all “112”.

When that failed, as it should have, he’s been on “113”.


34 posted on 06/11/2014 1:39:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe the Imam will pray for him.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 5:51:29 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: lee martell

Co-Popes?


36 posted on 06/13/2014 5:52:57 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I love your insightful comments!


37 posted on 06/13/2014 5:53:33 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: Nifster

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.


38 posted on 06/13/2014 6:01:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

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


39 posted on 06/13/2014 9:04:17 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
You do realize that “abilities” differ. Just because some people are healthy and active in their 70’s and 80’s doesn't mean that everyone is.
40 posted on 06/14/2014 6:14:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Did you not understand my post at 39???


41 posted on 06/14/2014 9:01:17 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

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.


42 posted on 06/14/2014 11:01:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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