Pope Francis surprised the whole world by saying that “the door is open” His possible resignation from the Holy See.
However, he clarified that He hasn’t thought of that opportunity yet. That in any case he believed that “it will not be a catastrophe”. He said this at a press conference on a plane bound for Rome from his Canada trip.
in recent months, The first cardinal was handicapped by his physical limitations, For which he had to start walking on a wheelchair due to knee problem. Now in front of reporters, he admitted that he doesn’t think he can continue “with the same rhythm of earlier tours”.
“At my age and With this limit I have to save strength Little to be able to serve the church” or “conversely, to think about the possibility of putting oneself aside,” he revealed during a talk lasting about an hour after the difficult day in which he Had traveled from Quebec to Equaluit with Inuit population.
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“The door is open and it’s one of the options, but I haven’t knocked on this door yet. I haven’t realized this possibility yet, but that doesn’t mean I won’t start thinking about it tomorrow,” Francis added of his possible resignation.
and he highlighted that “It wouldn’t be something strange” or “a catastrophe. You can change the pope, no problem.”
On his visit to the North American country, Francis acknowledged that the church treated indigenous people in Canada and abused Catholic boarding schools. They were part of a “massacre”.
“I didn’t say the words [en Canadá] Because it didn’t come to mind, but I described a massacre. And I apologize for that process, That it was genocide,” he declared.
during your stay in that country Apologizes for “evil” done to indigenous people For decades of abuses in Catholic institutions.
“I condemned all this. Kidnapping, changing culture, changing mindset, changing traditions, changing a caste, let’s say, an entire culture. Yes, genocide is a technical term. I didn’t use it because it was ‘in my mind’ Didn’t come. I have described, it’s true, it’s genocide,” he said.