jesus christ people, just let the pope die!
he's a feeble 84 year old man and he's been falling apart for 10 years now! he has a fucking tracheostomy! he's obviously on his last leg.
just let it go.
Yeah. My grandfather had chronic leukemia and was slowly dying of it. One time we were up visiting (I was in my late teens as I recall) and somehow he and I were alone in their living room. He turned to me out of the blue and said "You know, Jay, when a man gets so old they ought to just take him out and shoot him." I really couldn't think of anything to say to this and I was so uncomfortable that I left the room. This was a man that was always full of life and pep, always playing jokes on people. But I think I understand him better now and can appreciate those words more. When animals get old and are suffering we have them put down out of kindness, yet we refuse the same consideration to each other.
if he dies? how about when he dies?
the only way to avoid it is if they fill the pope mobile in formaldehyde and cart him around that way. he's only a man, he's going to die eventually.
it just seems wrong to me that they're treating their spiritual leader with so little dignity.