Is Francis projecting his thoughts and feelings about himself?
After all, he did say, he “often think(s) about it [the tiredness of priests],” and remember those, “who experience fatigue and loneliness in their work as a pastor.” It’s not hard to imagine Francis looking in the mirror and repeating to himself the following mantra especially after his many recent failures, “remember that the people love their priests, need them and trust in them.”
Recall back when Francis had his first television interview during World Youth Day Rio 2013, when he said, “I can’t live alone. I can’t live confined, I need the people’s contact... I stay in Santa Marta due to psychiatric reasons, so I don’t suffer from this loneliness...”? Then there are his recent falls that happened in Switzerland as he was getting off of the bus and during his Novus Ordo mess. Could it be that running his revolution 24/7 and his age are finally catching up to him?