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Francis Expects Short Papacy
« on: March 13, 2015, 11:48:52 AM »
Pope Francis has marked the second anniversary of his election as the leader of the Roman Catholic church by saying he has a feeling that his pontificate will be a short one, lasting perhaps about four or five years.

A generally interesting interview with a man who is changing minds of Catholics and others around the world. Even hinting that he might do as Benedict did – step down and let another take his place.

Read more @ http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/mexican-tv-interview-francis-reviews-pontificate-says-expect-brief-papacy

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Re: Francis Expects Short Papacy
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 12:48:43 PM »
So he won't be surprised by the lightning strike when it comes?

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Re: Francis Expects Short Papacy
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 03:34:38 AM »
I saw coverage of this story.
I'm not sure about the tradition.
But I believe the term of a Pope is for life.
That would make sense to me.
The Pope is God's direct representative on earth.
It doesn't make sense that there could be more than one.
Or even a current and former.
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Re: Francis Expects Short Papacy
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2015, 12:56:17 AM »
If the prophecies of St. Malachi are right, I expect it will be pretty short and end badly.  However, it's more likely that since the Popes are all pretty much older than dirt when they are elected by the Cardinals now, a long Papacy isn't in the cards from the git-go.
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Re: Francis Expects Short Papacy
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2015, 11:05:08 AM »
The long Papacies of Paul VI and John Paul II are what many will think of, but they were exceptional. In some centuries being Pope was a ticket to an involuntarily abbreviated lifespan.
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Re: Francis Expects Short Papacy
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2015, 08:09:12 AM »
The Vatican has spoken out against islam.
We need more religious leaders speaking the truth...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/03/27/christian-tv-hosts-claims-about-radical-islam-decapitating-people-and-american-liberalism-stir-controversy/

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