US Catholic cardinal worries about pressure on Pope Francis »

“The cardinal (Sean O’Malley) joined 77-year-old Francis on a visit  to the Italian city of Assisi on 4th October, and saw the incredible pressure he was under. ‘They dragged him to every cave, every altar, and every crypt,’ he said. ‘Everywhere he would go, someone would stand up and say, ‘This is the first time a pope has ever come here.’ I kept thinking, ‘He shouldn’t be here this time!’ ’ ‘He’s not a young man,’ O’Malley said ‘and he’s got to husband his strength and his health.’ “

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