Pope is planning to retire, say allies – but only once he’s appointed enough liberal cardinals

Allies of Pope Francis are saying that he’s planning to follow the example of Benedict XVI and retire. But he’ll only do so once he’s appointed enough liberal cardinals to make sure that the next conclave doesn’t elected a conservative who will interpret Catholic doctrine more strictly than he does.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    But, but, but, but…. apostolic succession! Infallibility!! Alter christus!!

    So that would make 3 guys alive who are popes? Don’t you just wish for the halcyon days of Avignon?

  • Clink9

    Obama’s Pope.

    • The Butterfly

      Satan’s Pope.

      • Sean Connery

        Yesh, Shaytan!

        • The Butterfly

          You talk funny.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Not getting tired of it!

  • Spatchcocked

    Make Trump a Cardinal….

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    It’s like Hussein Obama trying to stack the Supreme Court with pro-Muslim leftists. *Sigh*

  • It’s time for a transgender handicapped black Jewish-Muslim pope.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Let’s let Samantha Davis Junior rest in peace!

      • Observer

        Never thought of that.

        I had assumed Nightmouse was referring to Barack!

  • Spatchcocked

    I’m not a dancer….I’m a saloon singer.

  • Blind Druid

    So the Pope is planning to pull out early — How Catholic is that?

    • Tooth&Claw

      Father forgive me. I laughed. 😛

      • Justin St.Denis

        So did I. 😉

        In my defence, it was funny!

    • dance…dancetotheradio


  • Micky C.

    After binge watching The Young Pope on HBO, I can only hope and pray the next Holy Father is like Jude Law’s Pious XIII.

  • Spatchcocked

    A quibble……PIUS…..

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The current pope is Prius.

  • Felicia Scott

    This pope has such an evil face.

  • Oracle9

    If that’s true then the politicized Catholic Church has reached its peak and will decline quickly from here on.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Naw, the Catholics that I know who have come from just cover their ears and lalalalala when I call him a fucking commie.
      I was born Catholic so I can say what I want about the pope.

      • Oracle9

        Anyone can say anything about any politician, and this Marxist is a pope in name only.