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Pope Francis hopes for ‘few more years’
August 22nd, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Pontiff gives revealing interview on trip from South Korea on his health, Iraq, future trips and Oscar Romero
Pope Francis has spoken candidly for the first time about his death, and said he has not ruled out retiring from the Papacy before then, but confirmed he is fit and well enough to go to Iraq if necessary. Talking to reporters on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old Holy Father this week said he could easily die within the next ‘two or three years.’ He made the remarks during the journey when he was asked about his global popularity. “I see it as the generosity of the people of God,” he replied. “I try to think of my sins, my mistakes, not to become proud. Because I know it will last only a short time. Two or three years and then I’ll be off to the Father’s house.” Pope Francis also mentioned the possibility of retiring from the Papacy, as his predecessor Benedict XVI did last year,... continue reading.