Politics IS Politics, eh?
Pope Francis, 84, comes thru an operation fine….
“I know that there were even meetings between prelates who thought the pope was in a more serious condition than what was being said,” he added in a meeting this month with Jesuits in Slovakia, after someone asked him how he was doing.
“They were preparing the conclave,” he said, referring to a meeting where a new pope is elected. “Patience! Thank God, I am well.”
At 84 years old, the head of the Roman Catholic Church is back at work after spending 10 days at a hospital in July when doctors removed part of his intestine….
The post-op papal joke about bishops wishing him ill marked a frank acknowledgment of the forces within the church who are at odds with him….