Is Pope Francis planning on retiring?
Doing God's work can come at a hefty price, mainly the Pope's privacy. In an interview with Mexican TV station “Televisa,” the pope alluded that he would not stay in the papacy for long,
He said, “I have a feeling my pontificate will be brief: four or five years. I don't know. Two years have already gone by.”
The pope says he sometimes misses going out to grab a bite of pizza without being recognized. If he does leave early he'd be following in the largely criticized footsteps of Pope Benedict, the first to leave the position in 600 years.
However, despite Pope Francis' comments, Catholics here in Milwaukee say they sympathize and even admire that he shows his human side.
\"When you think of the pope you think of a very, very high religious figure and it's good to hear that he wants to be like a normal person like you or me,\" Marcin Wludecki said.
Ewa Wludecki added, \"He's up there with a lot of people and I think the most important thing for him is to be between them more than just be this figure that no one can touch, no one can talk to or spend time with.”
Pope Francis quieted people who criticized his candid comments saying, “the people understand.”