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Who Wants the Pope to Die?

Riccardo De LucaPope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon region, in St. Peter’s Basilica, Oct. 6, 2019.

COMMENTARY: Thankfully there have been few public expressions of this morbid sentiment during the current papacy, in contrast to the situation during the papacies of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI.