April 11, 2017

I May Be Dead Before 2019... Pope Francis shocks the world

Pope Francis has voiced his concerns that he may not be alive up till 2019. Speaking on Saturday at a vigil service to rally enthusiasm for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day, the Pope urged young people to lead the church’s future.

As reported by AP, the 80-year-old Pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes at the vigil...

“I don’t know if it will be me, but the Pope will be in Panama!” he told the crowd gathered at the St. Mary Major basilica.

A few minutes earlier, he drew gasps from the pews when he teased: “At my age, we (old people) are about to pass away.”

Sensing their pained reaction, he added: “Who guarantees life? No one. At your age, you have the future ahead of you.”

The Pope is known for his casual, self-deprecating remarks and has said repeatedly he didn’t expect to be Pope for very long.

“The future is in your hands,” he told the youths.

15 comments:

swift said...

true talk.... Nobody guarantees life

godwin progragrammer said...

eyah!!!

Austine Gabriel said...

Interesting

Onifade Joseph said...

Hmmmmmm When people are mindful of birthdays, the pope is mindful of the day of death, God help us to number our days
#Believe

christabel Echefu said...

Hmmmmm. how many youths are leaving to these expectation?

Nasiru Adoke said...

he is old so he might be right but we dont pray for such yet..u still have some work to do

inumidun said...

Hmmm..

I. C Bruno said...

Is God that determines not you

okorochas justin said...

Surprising...

Oladimeji Seun said...

Truly, Life belong to God.

Sunshow said...

Only God knows d end of a man.

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Spoke like a true man of God

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Yes his right I like him he thinks about his death

Anurika Onwu said...

May God be with him always

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Hmmmm

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