The Pontiff interviewed by Fabio Fazio on ‘Che tempo che fa’: “Resignation is an open possibility for all popes but it is not at the center of my thoughts”
“I am still alive“. The Pope, interviewed by Fabio Fazio on ‘Che tempo che fa’, on Nove, underlined regarding possible resignations that they are “neither a thought nor a desire. Resignation is an open possibility for all popes but it is not at the center of my thoughts.”
Why does the Pope always ask us to pray for him? “I am a sinner, I need God’s help and I need to remain faithful to my vocation. Everyone has their own vocation. The Lord has called me to be a priest, a bishop. I have a very great responsibility. I know my weaknesses, therefore I ask you to pray for me so that I do not end up in the attitude of a mediocre shepherd who does not take care of his flock”, underlined Pope Francis.
During the interview Bergoglio reiterated that “forgiveness is for everyone. God never tires of forgiving. God always forgives”. “We are the ones who get tired of asking for forgiveness. God forgives everyone. The hardened heart becomes incapable of asking for forgiveness. This is a bad thing. The manufacturers of weapons are manufacturers of death but the Lord never tires of forgiving“.