giovedì 11 agosto 2022

‘Speculations’ about next pope still premature: prelate

(Ferdinand Patinio and 'Philippine News Agency)
An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Thursday said the talks about who will be the next pope are very untimely. In an interview, CBCP Permanent Committee on Public Affairs (PCPA) executive secretary Fr. Jerome Secillano said discussing the matter is still premature as Pope Francis is still at the peak of his career as the head of the Roman Catholic Church. “Pope Francis continues to be at the helm of the papacy and shows no indication of cutting short his tenure. All this talk about his possible resignation is basically just a media narrative meant to politicize an otherwise sacred election called the conclave,” he added. At the same time, Secillano asked the faithful to pray for the leadership of Pope Francis to be able to face all challenges. (...)