Pope wrote resignation note in case of health impediment


              FILE - Pope Francis looks at the Christmas tree set inside the Paul VI hall as he arrives to meet with faithful during an audience granted to the donors of the Christmas tree and Nativity scene at the Vatican, on Dec. 3, 2022. Pope Francis has revealed in an interview published Sunday Dec. 18, 2022 that shortly after being elected pontiff in 2013 he wrote a resignation letter in case medical problems impede him from carrying out duties. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Francis is helped by his aide Monsignor Leonardo Sapienza, left, as he walks with a cane to his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at The Vatican, on June 1, 2022. Pope Francis has revealed in an interview published Sunday Dec. 18, 2022 that shortly after being elected pontiff in 2013 he wrote a resignation letter in case medical problems impede him from carrying out duties. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Pope wrote resignation note in case of health impediment