Author Topic: 'At my age I don't have much to lose': Pope Francis ditches the bulletproof Popemobile which has protected pontiffs since 1981  (Read 236 times)

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2657967/At-age-I-dont-lose-Pope-Francis-ditches-bulletproof-Popemobile-protected-pontiffs-1981.html

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Pope Francis has announced he will no longer used a bullet-proof Popemobile as the glass 'sardine can' keeps him away from the people.

The armoured vehicles were introduced after the 1981 assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II in a bid to prevent further attacks on the leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

During the interview with a Spanish newspaper which was reported by Vatican Radio, Pope Francis said: 'It is true that anything could happen, but let's face it, at my age I don't have much to lose.'


wow this may be a huge mistake.


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[[ Pope Francis said: 'It is true that anything could happen, but let's face it, at my age I don't have much to lose.' ]]

He wants to set an example.

Perhaps he will...

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'It is true that anything could happen, but let's face it, at my age I don't have much to lose.'
 
I understand him. I have been saying this same thing since I hit 40. I figured 40 is enough. Two generations ago, the average age of death was around 35. So, I figured I won.
 
But, I have to say, in reality, I do feel like a ghost. I do not know why I am still alive. I should have been dead by now, a hundred times over. I do feel that every day I live is somehow stolen. I feel that I should not be here. I'm am not supposed to be here. But, whatever.
 
The only thing is that I do believe in God, in a pretty big way. And I feel that I am here because I am supposed to be here. I don't know?
 
I will do my time. But I have no fear of death. Just moving on to the next level. I have done things worse than that. Death, in some ways, is a comforting thought.
 
I understand him completely.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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I approve. The Church is not the Pope, no more than the USA would curl up and die if the President did.

His Holiness has a message - one of love. Hard to reach out and love if you are in a glass coffin.
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