The leader of the Catholic Church Pope Francis I, during a press conference aboard his jet today as he returned from a trip to south Korea, said that he has only 2 – 3 years to live!
Pope Francis also mentioned that just like his predecessor, Benedict XVI who stepped down from the papacy in February 2013, Pope Francis has said he could also retire as Pope even though it is frowned upon by Catholic theologians. Popes usually stay in office until death.
Speaking about his possible retirement he said,
I see it as the generosity of the people of God. I try to think of my sins, my mistakes, not to become proud. Because I know it will last only a short time
He then added light- heartedly
Two or three years and then I’ll be off to the Father’s House.