ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis stated on Saturday that his advancing age and his problem strolling have ushered in a brand new, slower part of his papacy and repeated that he can be able to resign someday if severe well being issues prohibited him from working the Church.
“I do not suppose I can proceed doing journeys with the identical rhythm as earlier than,” he stated in solutions to reporters’ questions aboard the airplane returning to Rome from a week-long journey in Canada.
For the previous few months Francis, 85, has been utilizing a wheelchair, a cane, or a walker due to knee ache brought on by a fracture and infected ligament.
He walked with a cane to the rear cabin the place reporters journey, however …
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