Editor’s Note: Whenever the pope is sick, and his press office makes up stories, then you can be certain that the reason is much more grave than they are letting on. Speculations about the deaths of monarchs are seen as a threat to power to those courtesans of the monarchs in power. — The Vatican Press Office made up a story last week to explain why Pope Francis did not feel well enough to give a scheduled address, when he failed to give it. This is serious matter. It implies grave problems affecting breathing, speech, metabolism or cognition. — Catholics should not speculate on the death of Popes, but it is not a sin to pray that the life of an evil man or bad pope to be hastened, nor necessarily a virtue to pray for a longer life of a holy pope, as the Lord Alone is the Lord of Life. But Pope Francis is so controversial that there are ardent factions on each side of such speculations; the only problem is, that the side which actually prays and believes in God is not praying for a longer pontificate.