Speculation about Francis abdication continues. One of the Vaticanists has no doubt that his successor will be a Pole. His last name was mentioned
Will the next Pope be a Pole again?
As the “Super Express” website reminds us, for a long time there have been speculations in the media that Pope Francis may follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Benedict XVI and abdicate. Although the Holy Father himself says that he has no plans to leave for now, he noted that a day may come when he will decide to leave. At the same time, it is debated who could take over the Holy See after Francis. Among the potential candidates, a Pole is mentioned.
Pope Francieszek abdicates?
There is much talk in the Vatican and beyond its borders that Franicszek may soon cease to be pope. The deteriorating health of the clergyman could be behind the possible abdication. The rumors about the Argentine's imminent departure were intensified by his visit to the tomb of Pope Celestine V, who was the first pope in history to resign from papal ministry.
A similar pilgrimage was made earlier by Benedict XVI, who in 2013 year he made the decision to resign. Franciszek strongly denies that he is going to leave any time soon, but does not exclude the possibility that he may decide to abdicate one day. In the face of these words and rumors of the imminent departure of Francis, the name of the stock market is already starting as to his potential successors.
The American vaticanist has no doubts that a Pole could be elected the next pope.
The Pole will sit on the throne of the Holy See
John L. Allen Jr. points out that the successor of Francis could be Cardinal Konrad Krajewski from Poland. At present, he is the prefect of the Dicastery for Mercy Service in the Vatican. Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, he has already visited the territory of the attacked country four times.
Allen Jr. points out that the Polish clergyman shows exceptional courage because “he went to the active war zone to walk from door to door in his private house”.
Do you think that the American Vaticanist's predictions will come true and that he will become a Pole?