Pope Francis is considering resigning

Pope Francis wants to travel less or otherwise “move aside” because of his health problems. “I don’t think I can keep up the pace I used to travel,” the 85-year-old church leader said on the plane Saturday night during his return trip from Canada. He should “save his strength a little” or “otherwise think of the possibility of stepping aside”. He added: “The Pope can be changed” – “It’s not a problem”.

Over the past few weeks, the 85-year-old’s health problems have fueled speculation of a possible resignation. He had denied the rumors in early July. He didn’t think of retiring anytime soon. “At the moment, no, at the moment, no,” he said at the time.

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