Francis: Ten Minutes Of Silence During Private Meetings

During his private meetings at Santa Marta, the Vatican hotel where he occupies a suite, Francis sometimes remains silent for long stretches.

La-Croix.com (19 December) reports on these meetings, which are never on his public schedule:

"Sometimes Francis doesn't say anything for ten minutes," relates one of Francis' closest confidants. "He stops and prays, in front of [his visitors], in silence. And then he tells them what he feels about God." When asked the reason for his actions or words, he replies, " That's what I sense."

In better times, popes used their minds to think and speak, not their gut feelings.

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Salvatore Bastatti
Why is he not deceased? This is the question Catholic pose to Providence daily.
Tony M
I must admit I have a gut feeling about Jorge.....and it's not so good.
Malki Tzedek
In a number of instances his silence would have been better than his replies. He seems to fancy himself as an intellectual. A word to the wise - the wise know enough to be silent when they do not know what they are talking about.
Liam Ronan
@Malki Tzedek "“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” - attributed to Abraham Lincoln
Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
He's demented.
porta folio manager
besides all those other things...