Don’t cry Argentina for him, but Pope Francis wants to die in Rome.
“I won’t go back to Argentina.” The 84-year-old Pontive told the Argentine journalist and doctor Nelson Castro, who published a book on the recent pope’s health on Monday, which goes back. By Leo XIII, the latter led the Roman Catholics of the world from 1878 to 1903.
Pope Francis told Castro that he had considered the issue of death, but according to America Magazine, the publisher of the Pope’s religious organization “Jesuits”, when asked if he was worried about death, he replied “Absolutely not”.
Francis also told Castro that he hoped to die in “Rome, the pope or honorary retirement.”
The Pope recently suffered an episode of sciatica, which made it difficult for him to stand, which caused some concern among believers. Due to chronic disease causing pain in his hips, he skipped several services around the New Year.
Francis told Castro about his experience of removing a cyst from the upper lobe of his right lung in 1957 (when he was 21 years old). He said that after recovering from the operation, he “never felt any restriction”, and some people mistakenly believed that this led to the removal of his entire lung.
He also discussed his weekly visits with psychologists in the 1970s, when he was talking about helping people get rid of the military dictatorship in Argentina, and she helped him deal with the tensions and fears he experienced at the time. He sometimes still suffers from the so-called “neurotic disorder”, which he responds by listening to Bach or drinking a popular Argentine herbal drink “mate”.
Francis, along with former Pope Benedict, received the COVID-19 vaccine in January.