Pope Francis speaks of own death, says will live for two-three years more
Pope Francis says he is destined to live for two or three years more before embarking on the final journey of his life to meet his maker.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the 77-year-old made the premonition aboard his jet on the way back from South Korea. While he had a lung removed as a teenager due to infection, Pope Francis is not known to be suffering any health issues except for some nerve problems.
The pope said that one of the neuroses was that he was too much of a homeboy.
Francis said he would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Benedict XVI and retire if he felt he could no longer do the job.
He said that he would step aside even if it did not appeal to some theologians.
Francis said he saw it as the generosity of the people of God, adding that he tries to think of his sins, his mistakes to not become proud because he knows it will last only a short time.
(Posted on 20-08-2014)