John Allen at Crux confirms what I am reading in back room blogs. Pope Francis is terminally ill. News flash, we all are!
That’s why we need Jesus Christ. It’s all coming to an end. Every soul must deal with the four last things, death, judgment heaven and hell. That includes every pope the Church as had.
The world, too, meaning Mother Earth, is terminal. We should be good stewards of it, but the Church’s mission is to point out that it is all coming to an end and climate change may be a sign of that.
But let’s get back to the pope and the fact that he is dying and News flash, we all are. John Allen says there is a report that Pope Francis will move into Pope Benedict’s monastery residence soon. Maybe it will be easier for him to receive hospice, palliative care there. We’ll see.
But John Allen also quotes and Italian atheist, who needs to be saved too, and what he thinks of Pope Francis. Allen’s full article is HERE.
“At bottom, it’s a matter of deciding whether to continue to trust in metaphysics, in the capacity to hold onto power until death, or to accept a very normal principle of reality,” he said. “I fear I already know the answer – anyway, metaphysics are their specialty.”
Perhaps most interesting is Odifreddi’s take on Pope Francis, given his friendship with his predecessor.
“I don’t understand [Francis] very well, but then he’s a Jesuit, so not being understood is sort of his mission,” Odifreddi quipped.
“I find this way of acting hardly commendable,” Odifreddi said, “but then again, he’s a Jesuit.”