“I don’t know if it will be me, but the Pope will be in Panama!” he told the crowd gathered at the St. Mary Major basilica.
According to the AP, the 80-year-old Pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes at the vigil... A few minutes earlier, he drew gasps from the pews when he teased: “At my age, we (old people) are about to pass away.”
Upon sensing the congregation pained reaction, he added: “Who guarantees life? No one. At your age, you have the future ahead of you.”
“The future is in your hands,” he told the youths