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Pope Francis’s latest plans fuel rumours over resignation Anonymous 06/07/2022 (Tue) 16:29:04 No.12422
Francis to host consistory in August then visit Perdonanza Celestiniana festival, initiated by pope who resigned >Rumours swirling since early May that Pope Francis might retire have been fuelled by an announcement that he will be attending a feast initiated by a 13th-century pope who himself resigned. >Speculation that the 85-year-old might follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Benedict XVI and step down from his post was prompted in early May when he appeared in public using a wheelchair for the first time, after undergoing a minor operation to treat knee pain. >It gained momentum when he made the unusual decision to host a consistory on 27 August to create new cardinals, some of whom will be eligible to elect the pontiff’s successor at the next conclave. >The next day, Francis will travel to L’Aquila, the Abruzzo town ravaged by an earthquake in 2009, for the Perdonanza Celestiniana festival, during which he will visit the cathedral that hosts of the tomb of Celestine V, a hermit pope who resigned in 1294 after just five months in the job. Benedict also visited the tomb in 2009, leaving behind his pallium stole in what some commentators at the time said was a symbolic gesture ahead of his own resignation, which came in 2013. >“It’s very odd to have a consistory in August, there’s no reason that he needs to call this [event] three months in advance and then go to L’Aquila in the middle of it,” said Robert Mickens, the Rome-based editor of the English-language edition of La Croix, a Catholic daily newspaper. >A week after the consistory the pontiff will meet the cardinals to brief them about his reforms to the Vatican’s central administration, which include imposing term limits on the chiefs of Vatican offices and allowing women to hold such posts. >“I think there’ll be another announcement: it might not be that he’s going to resign, but I think that’s a very good possibility,” added Mickens. >At the start of his papacy Francis said he would like to see the resignation of a pope becoming normal, and in 2015 he said he had a feeling that his pontificate would be brief, describing Benedict’s decision to step down as “courageous”. >Benedict, who chose to be called Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI instead of reverting to Joseph Ratzinger, was 85 at the time of his resignation. >“There’s a lot of symbolism at play here and I view [the speculation] with a bit of cynicism,” said Christopher White, the Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. “I don’t think it’s likely Francis will want two retired popes in the background. Unintentionally or not, having one pope in an undefined role has been a source of occasional headaches for Francis.” >White added that one of the things Francis wanted to do, should Benedict die before him, was institute reforms on the role a retired pope should play. The pontiff would also most likely want to see through the synod on synodality, a two-year process that ends with a major summit at the Vatican in October 2023. >“That being said, the major thing we’ve learnt about this pope in the last 10 years is that he continues to surprise us, and he seems to take great delight in that surprise element,” said White. https://archive.ph/okNK7
What is the chance that an actually traditional pope could come after him? I'm thinking it is next to zero given how the Vatican has been for a few decades now. I will be praying for the church.
>>12424 Most of the cardinals with voting rights have been appointed by Francis. Outside of pretty major divine intervention, I don't see a traditionalist pope.
>>12424 Yes, it is good to pray for Rome in this its worst hour, namely to pray that it should die sooner rather than later as we were commanded "Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed." So all Christians should pray that if Bergoglio departs that God curses Rome with an even worse leader to kill it instantly.
>>12431 How charitable of you.
>>12449 Indeed, charitable because "love does not rejoice with wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth".
>>12453 God is Lord of the living; we should not pray for death. That is not Christian. Pray that Rome corrects her errors, perhaps. Not for her death, and by extension, the death of belief in the faithful with her.
>>12454 It is right and just to pray for the death of every false god and every false religion which leads the vulnerable away from the truth. Rome not only commands the worship of idols but much more damningly it preaches a false gospel by which no man may be saved. If there are any saints they are in there in ignorance and should be brought the Lord's command "Come out of her, my people". It is impossible to conceive of the church of Rome repenting of its apostasy and returning to the truth, it has become so defined by its false religion down to its very core that it is like imagining that Islam will suddenly turn into the Christian faith. It is better that the rotten edifice come crashing down, so that its slaves can come to a knowledge of the truth.
>>12458 Do you imagine yourself as some kind of holy inquisitor? A paladin, a lawbringer, a zealot?
>>12466 Adorable.
>>12467 I know my waifu is adorable.
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>>12468 >waifu
>>12422 Papism has nothing to do with Christianity, it'd be nice if this board was actually for Christianity and not Pharisee LARPers
>>12488 The pope was universally acknowledged by the early church and Christ himself gave Peter the keys for binding and loosing. The modern Catholic position has overemphasized the power of the pope though.
>>12940 >The modern Catholic position Try the Renaissance, in fact try the Middle Age era circa 11th-12th century
>>12940 The bishop of Rome and the pope are not the same thing, there is not truly any pope of Rome until the 7th century. This is why the reformers referred to Gregory the Great as the last bishop of Rome. The keys were given to all of the disciples, not just Peter.
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>Speculation that the 85-year-old might follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Benedict XVI and step down from his post was prompted in early May when he appeared in public using a wheelchair for the first time, after undergoing a minor operation to treat knee pain. On one hand I hope you Papal states can combine with the one true faith. On the other hand I am concerned that one who in his effort to serve god and do good will acquiesce to Western governments may take power. I hope the best for you in these troubled times, my catholic cousins.
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>and allowing women to hold such posts. Nevermind if you niggers go forward with this shit I'm excommunicating you.
>>12424 Unfortunately the Papalcy lags about 20-30 years behind culture.
>>13023 there are people who are 90 years old and can walk and even exercise, the church has to to make a /fit/ canon and retake the world
>>12424 it's happened before. Maybe it'll happen again? >>12468 cringe
>>13096 >cringe cringe

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