Which sums up his reign thus far.
If not being able to get some pizza is the toughest thing about being pope, then he hasn’t done very much to advance his faith, let alone Western civilization, in fact, he’s done the exact opposite.
Pope Francis says he believes he will only remain as pontiff for another ‘two or three years’, sparking fears about his health
- Pope Francis says he will remain as pope for another two or three years
- Said he feels ‘the Lord has placed me here for a short time’
- It was difficult to adjust to not being able to move around at will, he said
Pope Francis has said the hardest thing about his job is not being able to pop out for a pizza without being recognised
Pope Francis has said that he will only continue as pontiff for ‘another two or three years’, adding: ‘I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time.’
As he completed his second year in the Catholic Church’s top job, Francis said that he had ‘a vague sensation’ he would not reign as pope for long.
He told the Mexican broadcaster Televisa that he had the feeling his reign would be brief and perhaps only two or three years, suggesting it was like the psychology of a gambler who convinces himself he’ll lose so he won’t be disappointed if he wins.
He added: ‘It is a somewhat vague sensation. But I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time, and nothing more.’
The mysterious premonition will inevitably spark concerns about Francis’ health.
Francis is missing part of one lung after a childhood illness and suffers from sciatica. Last year he said that he believed he had only a few years to live.
He said: ‘I know this is going to last a short time, two or three years and then… to the house of the Father.’
As he enters the beginning of his third year as pope, Francis sounded weary of the weight that comes with the job.
He said that he didn’t mind being pope, but that it had been hard work to change his habit of moving around at will.