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Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis remained one of the more controversial far-left liberal popes in the history of the Catholic Church. You may remember his continuous endorsements of socialism and socialist ‘ideals’.

You may also remember when TGP reported Francis told believers that Muslim terrorism does not exist and the dangers of radicalism exists equally in all religions. While it may seem far-fetched, the Pope also instructed the Vatican newspaper to praise Karl Marx.

Well, all things may be reverting back to normal soon, as it has just come out that the Pope is exploring retirement.

Pope Francis said Tuesday he has thought about when it might be time to “take leave” of his flock — a cryptic comment that could hint at another papal retirement down the line or a suggestion to other bishops that it’s time to go.

Francis was reflecting on a biblical passage of St. Paul discerning when it was time to leave his flock in the care of others, a decision Francis said all bishops must make at some point.

“When I read this, I think about myself, because I’m a bishop and I’ll have to take my leave.”

He said bishops shouldn’t consider their vocation as “climbing in an ecclesiastic career.” Rather, he reminded them they are shepherds caring for a flock, and that at a certain point the time will come to turn the flock over to someone else.

“I think about the bishops, of all the bishops. May the lord give the grace to all of us to be able to take our leave this way, with this spirit and strength,” he said.

Francis has said retired Pope Benedict XVI “opened a door” to future popes to retire when he resigned in 2013. While the 81-year-old Francis has said he didn’t envisage a long papacy, he hasn’t said explicitly if he’d follow in Benedict’s footsteps and retire.

Francis may have also been referring to Chilean bishops implicated in a sex abuse cover-up scandal. Francis opened three days of an emergency summit with the 34 Chilean bishops Tuesday, and there is widespread expectation that at least some of them will offer to resign by the end of it.

Pope Francis has yet to directly say if he definitively will retire and what that timeline would look like.

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20 Comments
  • FiuToYou says:

    Is he leaving before or after he sacrifices a little baby??

  • Louis Galmarini says:

    To those who support this ‘Pope’: The Catholic Church is truly proud of you. Their brainwashing techniques continue to allow you to wallow in your own ignorance. I wonder how many Catholics have actually read the TRUE Bible? Not the one ‘custom made’ for Catholics called the Catholic Bible, which is used exclusively and only by the Catholic Church, and which includes all the hysterically made up garbage such as ‘saints’, ‘holy days’ and other nonsensical rules and regulations Catholics have to abide by in order to get to heaven. Brought up Catholic, I’m proud to say I’m a ‘recovering Catholic’ for 45 years now. No wonder Martin Luther didn’t live long after putting the 95 thesis on the church door, explaining credible evidence to all that you don’t need the Catholic church to get to heaven. You only need a personal relationship w/ Jesus Christ. The TRUE Bible also says in the end days, the Pope is cast into the Lake of Fire along w/ the AntiChrist. This is the Pope the Bible talks about. He is nothing but a socialist shill of the New World Order, and a con-man elite.

  • Joanne says:

    The pope took leave of his senses when he said there is no hell. Now finally and hopefully he will take leave of his position – not sure what that is!!!

  • Wayne McMichael says:

    Love does not require atonement.

    • Sharon Jeanguenat says:

      No, but sin does! All the love in the world WON’T get you to heaven, if you haven’t accepted Christ as your Savior.

  • Milissa says:

    Pope Francis’ forays into politics is disconcerting at best. Pope John Paul II helped President Reagan end communism. This pope endorses it.

    • judy says:

      Exactly true….Pope John Paul was one of the best Pope’s…..I hope this infiltrator to my Catholic religion leaves as soon as possible….He has no business in politics….He is suppose to be the shepherd of the flock and he is the destroyer of the flock…..

  • Terry Anderson says:

    World can do without Popes & the cult Catholics cling to.Through out History Catholic Church is drenched n Blood & destroyed many cultures to enforce their rule of peoples lives.Millions have died or out right murdered by Catholics Zealots

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