Sources inside the Vatican are claiming something pretty big…
According to the secretary for a senior level Cardinal, Pope Francis is dying, and is not expected to live past 2022.
Sources claim the 84 year old Pope reportedly had to undergo a procedure for colon surgery, and spent upwards of 10 days recovering inside a hospital located in Rome.
There is also talk that Rome is preparing for a conclave to appoint the Pope’s successor once the time comes.
We currently have no other information, but other news sources have reported that pope Francis is issuing a modification to make sure that the sexual abuses which plague the Catholic Church are punished.
It is unclear how bad his heath is at this point, but sources inside the Vatican seem to paint a grim picture.
People seemed to have mixed reactions to the news:
Newsmax reports Pope Francis 'dying,' Church prepares for next Conclave. Really? Why is this the first we’ve heard? Pope Francis has done much to damage the Catholic Church.
— Gracie51 (@Gracie5111) December 7, 2021
Every Catholic should be treating this the same way if they had been told their Father was dying, He isn’t my favourite pope but I will love and respect him out of respect for the office that he hold, so please pray for Pope Francis https://t.co/oVXgpUfl75
— Shania (ready for Christmas) (@shanianottwain2) December 7, 2021
In the past few days, I have spoken to the secretary of one of the most powerful Vatican Cardinals. He shared with me some important revelations for Catholics and non-Catholics. First, he said plainly, “Pope Francis is dying.
At 84, it has long been viewed that the Holy Father is physically and perhaps mentally not well.
Rather interesting that "Breaking" news of Pope Francis dying "broke" a full 3 hours 32 minutes AFTER "Biblicalsmoke" was trending, don't ya think? pic.twitter.com/t869CxnDND
— Tinker`Sparked (@Tinker_Sparked) December 7, 2021
A Vatican source told Newsmax this week that Pope Francis is dying and will not survive beyond 2022…I'M A ROMAN CATHOLIC, VERY SAD AND NOT AS I WAS NOT A FOLLOWER OF THIS POPE…I DID NOT AGREE WITH HIM ON ANYTHING AND STILL DON'T…BLESSINGS
— Anthony (@Tony19542) December 8, 2021
According to Vatican News, the pope is updating norms on serious ecclesiastical crimes, indicating that he is still functioning:
The new norms incorporate numerous normative measures of various kinds issued in previous years, especially since 2016.
These include documents – such as the motu proprios Come una madre amorevole and Vos estis lux mundi, and the two rescripts of December 2019 – aimed at a more secure and incisive juridical protection of the Church’s greatest assets: the faith; the sanctity of the sacraments; and the lives of the weakest persons, who have limited means of protection: minors and adults with habitual imperfect use of reason.