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?