Pope Francis still does not rule out resignation as head of Church

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Pope Francis continues not to rule out resignation as head of the Catholic Church, he said in a wide-ranging interview. “The door is open. It is a very normal option,” the 85-year-old told journalists as he flew back late Friday to Rome from his trip to Canada. He is not thinking of resigning right now, but that does not mean he cannot start the day after tomorrow, the Argentinian added. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Francis’ real name, also spoke about the state of his health. In the past six days, he could hardly take a handful of steps and sat in a wheelchair most of the time. The pope has been pl…

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