Update on the Pope
His current condition is described as "grave" and several quotes from the articles indicate he is lucid but failing rapidly. One of them is:
"This evening or tonight, Christ will open the gates to the pope," Angelo Comastri, the vicar of Vatican City, told thousands of anxious worshipers gathered in St. Peter's Square.
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick said:
"We'll pray that the Lord -- who must love this man very much, because this man loves him very much -- that the Lord will take him peacefully to himself, if that's his will right now,"