Posts Tagged ‘Retirement’

Pope Francis has no plans to retire despite health concerns

Monday, March 18th, 2024
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In his newly released autobiography “Life: My Story Through History” Pope Francis asserts that he has no plans to retire despite ongoing criticism and health challenges. The autobiography, co-authored with Italian journalist Fabio Marchese Ragona, delves into key moments of his life and papacy, shedding light on his stance amidst controversies surrounding his leadership. At Read more

Billionaire backs three day work week to Catholic leaders

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The world’s second richest man has told a Catholic conference of the advantages of a three day work week. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders in Houston that his idea would mean longer work hours, and would also involve delaying retirement until 70 or 75. But he said it would Read more

Pope Francis hints at eventual retirement plans

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Pope Francis has hinted that if he eventually retires from the papacy, he might return to live in his native Argentina. In an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia last week, the Pope was asked if he still had a room reserved in a retirement home in Buenos Aires. Pope Francis said “yes”, explaining that Read more

Secretary denies God told Benedict XVI to resign

Friday, August 30th, 2013

The personal secretary of former Pope Benedict XVI denied that the pontiff resigned as a consequence of a “mystical experience” in which God “told me” to step back from the papacy. The Catholic news agency Zenit published a story on Aug. 19 reportedly based on the account of one of the former pope’s few visitors; Read more

Bishop Peter Cullinane – 50 years of service

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Bishop Peter Cullinane has retired after almost 32 years as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Peter was born in Dannevirke, 29 November 1936, was ordained  a priest at Brignole Sale College, Genoa, on 23 December 1961, and ordained as the first Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Palmerston North at St. Patrick’s Palmerston North, Read more

Shocked. Saddened. Angry and appalled at Bishop’s early retirement

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Bishop of Toowoomba, William Morris announced his early retirement over the weekend, citing pressure from a disaffected group and a decision by Pope Benedict that he should be replaced. In making the announcement, Morris says he has been targeted over comments he made five years ago, comments that have been deliberately misrepresented. In a 2006 Read more