aderito
If he does have it, he is in God,s hands if he doesnt he is in God,s hands
Starlight777
I did a search on the cause of death of his siblings and could not find anything, so I couldn't find if cancer runs in the family. Maybe someone else could find something?
Dr Bobus
Traditionis Custodes is a poorly constructed document that seems to have been written in haste.
Dr Bobus
The pope is never sick until he's dead.

Nb: The Cardinals of JPII and BXVI were in the majority at the last conclave. What happened?
philosopher
@Dr Bobus The Saint Gallen Group!
Dr Bobus
That's not even ten Cardinals.
philosopher
True, and one is now deceased but, arguably, their influence and network connections were persuasive and powerful enough among the liberal bishops to get behind Francis.
Dr Bobus
Usually, a pope is in failing health for at at least a year, during which time coalitions,, begin to form, based not on a candidate but what needs to be done by the next pope.

BXVI's resignation was a surprise, and pre-empted that process. Only the St Gallen mafia were ready for a conclave. Combine that with the neo-con affection for the status quo and the presumption that it would continue.

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Usually, a pope is in failing health for at at least a year, during which time coalitions,, begin to form, based not on a candidate but what needs to be done by the next pope.

BXVI's resignation was a surprise, and pre-empted that process. Only the St Gallen mafia were ready for a conclave. Combine that with the neo-con affection for the status quo and the presumption that it would continue.

It was similar at Vat II--only the Northern Europeans arrived with an agenda.
John A Cassani
This is just speculation about speculation. Time will bring out the truth. I pray he becomes Catholic before he dies.
Dr Bobus
He's in his 85th year. A 3 hour bowel resection will seriously weaken the resistance of someone that age.
laurelmarycecilia
re: interesting comment about medical follow-ups..........if the Vatican lied about whether Bergolio had cancer, they would also suppress any information that would give truth to their lie. That being said, I dread the Conclave that will result when Bergolio dies; his henchmen are in the majority ! The successor can easily be not only just as intent on destroying the Roman Catholic Church but …More
re: interesting comment about medical follow-ups..........if the Vatican lied about whether Bergolio had cancer, they would also suppress any information that would give truth to their lie. That being said, I dread the Conclave that will result when Bergolio dies; his henchmen are in the majority ! The successor can easily be not only just as intent on destroying the Roman Catholic Church but also more adept.