According to a new book called “The Health of Popes”, Pope Francis hopes to die in Rome and remain the Catholic Pope, instead of returning home to spend his last days in his native Argentina.
In an interview with Argentine journalist and doctor Nelson Castro in the Vatican in February 2019, the pope stated that he considered death but was not afraid of death.
An excerpt from this book was published in Argentina̵
When asked what he thought of his last days, Francis, now 84, replied: “I will be the current or retired pope and be in Rome. I will not return to Argentina.”
Due to the pain of sciatica, Francis has had to cancel some activities in recent months, but he does not know that he will suffer from other major diseases.
The Vatican has been silent on the health of the Pope.
According to the new book, “This is the first time the Pope discusses his health with the transparency provided by Francis.”
The pope was the archbishop of Buenos Aires, saying that he would not miss his hometown of Argentina. He was born in Argentina and was the son of Italian immigrants, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Jorge Mario Bergoglio). ).
“No, I won’t miss it. I lived there for 76 years. What makes me painful is its problem.” He said, this is a hint of the economic crisis that shook South American countries.
The Pope said that when he had to sneak people out of the country to save their lives during the military dictatorship, he sought help with anxiety.
“Imagine what it feels like to pass a person hidden in a car (only covered by a blanket) through three military checkpoints… the tension it creates is huge.
The pope said: “I have to deal with situations that I don’t know how to deal with.”
When asked if he had seen a therapist, the pope said: “No, she is a psychologist. In the past six months, she has helped me find a way to deal with the fears of that era.”
The Pope has vaccinated against Covid-19.
Over this age, the leader of 1.3 billion Catholics in the world is considered to be a high-risk group of coronavirus: in 1957, he was 21 years old, suffering from acute pleurisy, and his right lung was partially removed.