Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis retirement’

Experts draft proposed laws on status of a retired pope

Monday, August 15th, 2022
laws on status of a retired pope

Experts are drafting proposed new laws on the status of a retired pope. In the 728 years that have passed since St Celestine established this legal precedent, the right of a pope to resign remains ensured in church law. The law is not very detailed, saying only that the decision must be made freely and Read more

On retirement Francis won’t live in Vatican nor be called emeritus Pope

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Pope Francis said he would not live in the Vatican nor return to his native Argentina if and when he ever retires, but would instead like to find a church in Rome where he could continue hearing confessions. ā€œIā€™m the bishop of Rome, in this case, the emeritus bishop of Rome,ā€ Francis said in an Read more

Why Pope Francis could resign

Monday, June 13th, 2022
Synodal pope

The Vatican announced on Friday that Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his July 2-7 visit to two countries in Africa due to a knee ailment, the exact nature of which it has never made public. The abrupt cancellation of the trip, which had just been confirmed on May 28, intensified concerns over the Read more