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I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time

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That from Pope Francis in a recent interview:

Pope Francis said in an interview published on Friday he believes his pontificate will be short and that he would be ready to resign like his predecessor rather than ruling for life.

In the long interview with Mexican broadcaster Televisa, released on the second anniversary of his surprise election, Francis also said he “did not mind” being pope but would like to be able to go out in Rome unrecognized for a pizza.

“I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief – four or five years, even two or three. Two have already passed. It’s a somewhat strange sensation,” he said, according to a Vatican translation from Spanish.

“I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time,” the Argentine-born pontiff said.

Francis, apparently in good health at 78, said “I share the idea of what Benedict did.” In 2013, former Pope Benedict became the first head of the Roman Catholic Church in 600 years to resign instead of ruling until he died.

“In general, I think what Benedict so courageously did was to open the door to the popes emeritus. Benedict should not be considered an exception, but an institution,” Francis said.

However, he said he did not like the idea of an automatic retirement age for popes, such as at age 80.

In an earlier interview, he spoke about the threat ISIS posed to him personally:

“Look, life is in God’s hands. I told the Lord: ‘you are taking care of me. But if your will is that I die or that they do something to me, I ask you only one favor: that it doesn’t hurt. Because I’m a big coward when it comes to physical pain,’” the Pope told La Carcova News in an interview published in this month’s edition of their paper.

I pray that if his papacy becomes a short one, it’s because he chose to make it so.

Today is the second anniversary of his papal election.


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    • Klemens

      I do think this will be the last pope (it is actaully a wrong pope). So he know that in a short time (a few months, not longer!) something big will happend. I think we are in the End-Times. After the big punishment for the humans the 1000 year Kingdom will come.
      Please check this YouTube:
      it takes some time but it is worth to spend the time.
      You also need a “Douay Rheims” Bible to understand what is going on.
      With the protestant bibles you have got a missing part and with the new catholic bible you have got wrong translations.
      So we are living in very interessting times and you have to be open minded, to find the truth.
      You have to check everything to find the truth!

      • Klemens

        I just forgot, every Christian should have got this Medal for protection of the devils and Satan.
        There will be a big fight between God/Jesus/Holygoost, Mary, St. Michael, etc. and Satan / deviils in the last days.
        You have to belive in Jesus Christ, other wise the Medal will not work.

    • kw

      Pope knows Exactly Why he is here….. He is correct telling the public his time is short. Jesus already told us Satan and False Prophet the Pope time is short… he will be thrown into the lake of fire very soon but sadly will take millions of lost souls with him. Wake Up Catholics! This false man is straight from HELL and going home soon and too bad Pope It Will Be Painful but you already know that don’t you? Repent People, Jesus Christ is coming soon and HE IS the Only Way To Heaven!!

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