Famous Pope Francis
shows resignation letter
Pope Francis has admitted that he arranged
a letter of resignation in 2013 shortly
after being elected pontiff in case scientific problems prevented
him from fulfilling his obligations.
The resignation became a contingency plan. Francis
replaced his predecessor, Benedict XVI
after the latter resigned due
to being of legal age.
Benedict XVI was the main pope to fail to see Gregory XII in 1415.
Most popes continue in office until his death.
Pope Francis has had health problems, including his knees,
and required intestinal surgery in 2021
Pope Francis highlighted the contingency plan during
an interview with the Spanish newspaper ABC.
The Pope was asked what could happen if he became
disabled due to health problems
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