Pope Francis may leave the throne because of health problems. This was reported by the Italian publication Libero.
According to the newspaper, there is increasing talk of a new conclave in the Vatican. Pope's possible abdication began to be talked about after he underwent surgery. Moreover, in December, the pontiff will be 85 years old, the same age as his predecessor Benedict XIV, when he abdicated.
On July 4, the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church had a planned operation because of diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia at Rome's Policlinico Gemelli. The operation lasted nearly three hours and was successful.
On January 30, Pope Francis was advised to go on a diet. It was reported that the pontiff, known for his good appetite, would have to give up eating pasta, as well as cereals вЂ” bread, pizza, and any sweets, including cakes and pastries.