Pope Francis informed the media that he may decide to take a step down from his position as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis told the media this news after a six-day visit to the country of Canada.
The decision to take a step down may be because of the strenuous travel plans that Pope Francis has scheduled because of his position as the head of the Roman Catholic Church. The long traveling days may weigh too heavily on Pope Francis who is eighty-five-years-old.
“It is not a catastrophe to change the Pope. It is not a taboo,” he said. “The door to retire is open… it is a normal option. But until today I have not knocked on that door.”
He continued to say: “I don’t think I can keep traveling with the same rhythm I used to at my age and with the limitation of this knee.”
An injury to Pope Francis’ knee meant that he needed to use a wheelchair in public for some time.
Rumors of Pope Francis’ early retirement from his position as the head of the Roman Catholic Church first began to spread when he was seen in his wheelchair.
I hope Pope Francis is able to rest-up after his trip to Canada. We will have to see what happens in the future if he decides to step-down from his position as the Pope.
Always and forever,