Pope Francis CoronaVirus?

Discussion in 'Pope Francis' started by Julia, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    Surely there is not cautionary practice
    Especially since Coronavirus is present in Italy
    Especially since crowds of people are around
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  2. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    If I were Archbishop Ganswein right now I'd be down on my knees thanking God that I no longer had to split my time between two papal households.

    Please God, Pope Francis doesn't have the virus and will get better soon, and thank God that Pope Emeritus Benedict doesn't live in Hotel Santa Marta and isn't mixing with VIPs from all over the world.
  3. Indy

    Indy Praying

    I pray that Pope Emeritus Benedict will be alive to help us through and after the warning.
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  4. Adoremus

    Adoremus Powers

    Well I pray that if the Lord sees fit to take Pope Francis and with him all the other cardinals and prelates who wander through the world seeking the... sorry, I digress... That they will all have deathbed conversions and be saved.
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  5. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    I don't know if Fr. Michel Rodrigue is the real deal to be honest, but have to admit, he was bang on target planning no travel beyond Feb 2020 when you realise how virulent the corona virus seems to be.
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  6. Adoremus

    Adoremus Powers

    He was indeed! A very specific timeframe and turned out to be bang-on accurate.
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  7. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

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  8. Adoremus

    Adoremus Powers

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  9. padraig

    padraig New Member


    Who will succeed Cardinal Marx in Germany?


    The spring plenary of the German bishops’ conference (DBK), which is taking place at the start of March, will be more eventful than expected. In a surprise announcement, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said that he will not seek a second term as DBK president.

    In a letter to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Marx wrote that “I have to take into account that at the end of a possible second term I would be 72 years old and nearing the end of my role as Archbishop of Munich and Freising. I believe that the younger generation should now come to the fore. And perhaps it would be good if a change in this role came more often.”

    He went on to say that he would continue to be engaged in strategic discussions around the “Synodal Path” consultation process launched by the German bishops, but wanted to be able to spend more time in his Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.

    Cardinal Marx has in recent years been one of the most prominent figures in the Church as one of the six members of Pope Francis’s Council of Cardinal Advisers. In addition, the German Church’s financial strength gives it outsized influence beyond its borders.

    In his six years leading the DBK, Marx has often been a controversial figure, not only due to doctrinal battles in the German Church over such issues as Communion for the remarried, but also because his forthright style, which has guaranteed him a high media profile, has not always made it easy for him to resolve disputes.

    Cardinal Marx’s resignation leaves a gap at the head of the German Church that will not be easily filled, and the identity of his successor will give a clue to the Church’s future direction. The DBK vice-president, Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück, seemed to be an obvious candidate as the longest serving diocesan bishop and a leader of the dominant liberal faction. But Bishop Bode, who said he was “very surprised” by Cardinal Marx’s announcement, quickly ruled himself out.

    At 69, he is three years older than the cardinal and has had recent health issues.

    Germany’s only other cardinal in charge of a diocese, Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne, is unlikely to succeed Marx for different reasons. The DBK’s rules require the president to be elected by a two-thirds majority, and Cardinal Woelki is the chief representative of the conservative minority of bishops. The same logic would work against other conservative bishops like Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg.

    But the two-thirds rule might also count against candidates more outspokenly liberal than Marx. Of potential successors being discussed by the media, Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen and Karl-Heinz Wiesemann of Speyer are both on record as questioning mandatory celibacy – a hot topic for the “Synodal Path”, but one on which Cardinal Marx was more guarded. A compromise candidate is a possibility.

    But with the two-year Synodal Path consultation process beginning, Marx’s resignation weakens those who would like to see the German bishops adopt more radical changes in Church teaching. Whoever succeeds him in the chair is unlikely to be as forceful in pushing through his positions.
  10. padraig

    padraig New Member

    The Holy See Press Office has of course been historically speaking evasive (not to say lying) about the illness's mortal or otherwise of Popes. As indeed have Press Offices around the Globe about unwell Leaders.
    This present Holy See Press Office are of course serial stewed in the juices of hell shameless liars of the very worst sort. If they were to tell me at noon time in St Peter's Square that the sun was up I would check their sources.

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  11. Muzhik

    Muzhik Powers

    I keep thinking of the prayer for the Tsar from "Fiddler on the Roof":

    "Rabbi, can you tell us, is there a proper prayer for the Tsar?"

    "May the Lord bless and keep the Tsar; and may He keep the Tsar as far from us as possible!!"
    I recall reading an Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi saying that Covid-19 was a punishment for China, because when the Sanhedrin last issued a half-shekel commemorative coin, there was a lot of counterfeiting of that coin that happened in China. G_D will not be mocked. (I like to think He can be tickled, just not mocked.)
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  12. Joan J

    Joan J HolySpiritCome!

    As the epicenter, I've been thinking the same thing for all sorts of reasons.
  13. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Yes I read that as well and I can't say I am surprised in the least to read that sort of thing coming from an Orthodox Rabbi. Lord if it is your will send the Holy Spirit, soften their hearts and necks and convert these men please.
  14. Booklady

    Booklady Archangels

  15. padraig

    padraig New Member



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  16. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

  17. AED

    AED Powers

  18. Luan Ribeiro

    Luan Ribeiro Archangels

    I saw today on a Brazilian TV station that no abnormal movement of doctors was detected in the Vatican in the last few days, I don't know if it would be possible for them to hide an emergency service to the Pope;
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  19. Dolours

    Dolours Powers

    That kind of news would be leaked out before the doctor had taken the Pope's pulse because it's the kind of information that would attract big money from newspapers.
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  20. Adoremus

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