Francis Denies Having Cancer

"My doctors haven't told me anything about it," Francis told Philip Pullella (, 4 July), when asked about a possible cancer.

In response to a question about how he was doing, Francis joked, "I'm still alive!" He said he had suffered "a small fracture" in his knee with an inflamed tendon ligament during a misstep, "I'm fine, I'm getting better." The fracture was repaired with the help of laser and magnetic therapy.

Francis declined knee surgery because of the negative side effects of general anaesthesia last year. He dismisses reports of an imminent resignation: "It never crossed my mind. Not at the moment, not at the moment. Really not!"

He plans to visit Canada in July and hopes to travel to Moscow and Kiev afterwards: "Now it's possible." There have already been contacts between Foreign Minister Parolin and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.

Asked if Catholic politicians who support abortion should be allowed to receive Communion, Francis replied, “When the Church loses its pastoral nature, when a bishop loses his pastoral nature, it causes a political problem. That’s all I can say.”

On the US Supreme Court ruling that overturned abortion, Francis was evasive, saying he respected the decision but did not have enough information to speak about it from a legal perspective.

He should have spoken about it not as a lawyer, but as a human being.


Sally Dorman shares this
Francis: Nancy Pelosi may receive Communion
michael newman
Misleading headline. Francis doesn’t say Nancy Pelosi can receive communion. Don’t spread fake news
He is certainly turning Catholics, and potential Catholics away from the Church by his behavior. 😭
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Jeffrey Ade
It is obvious he has cancer of the True Faith!
Wilma Lopez shares this
Francis on overturning Roe v Wade: He respected the decision but did not have enough information to speak about it from a juridical point of view
michael newman
Terrible. Is that all he has to say? Now take that in context … meeting one of THE most pro abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic, having a smiling photo op with her, allowing her to have communion at St Peter’s despite her own Bishop asking her not to for her own good.
Tony Smith
He also denies having the faith.
Actually, he COULD say more, and speak clearly, except he CHOOSES not to.
Jeffrey Ade
He is what he is, isn't he!
DefendTruth shares this
Francis on bishops barring politicians from communion: “when the Church loses its pastoral nature, when a bishop loses his pastoral nature, it causes a political problem”
Politics before the salvation of a soul? Shame on Pope Francis. Shame.
He tested negative for Catholicism again today.
michael newman
Ha ha ha that’s gold…. Well done !
Jeffrey Ade
I like you!
michael newman
Quite Frank ly who cares what he thinks about Roe V Wade (or anything else for that matter?)
michael newman
Not purports, but IS the vicar of Christ. We have a terrible Pope, and that is beyond any doubt. However if you pulled a single hair out each time this duffer opens his big mouth to spew out some garbage or quasi heresy, then you’d soon be bald. Accept he’s bad, then your expectations will be met. Ignore everything he says…
Jeffrey Ade
But is is a sad state to have finally arrived at the epiphany that our "Pope" is a nothing burger!
Sally Dorman
Francis dismisses reports he plans to resign in near future, saying he is on track to visit Canada this month and hopes to go to Moscow and Kyiv after that. Denies he has cancer: Read here: EXCLUSIVE Pope Francis denies he is planning to resign soon
Wilma Lopez
Notice what he denounces as perversion - Francis on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul: “A priest who exhibits clericalist behaviour has chosen the wrong path. Worse still are lay people who are clerical, let us be aware of the perversion of clericalism”
Jeffrey Ade
I have never really liked clericalism either but when the chips are down the pendulum swings!