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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