Thursday, April 11, 2019
Papal Validity: Are Francis’s “Inappropriate” Kissing & “Childlike” Behaviors Signs he may be Demented or have Dementia?
Pope Francis’s inappropriate ring-kissing behavior controversy where he appeared to play the immature children’s “gotcha” game received headline sequences that explained the behavior as “bizarre,” “awkward” and “cringeworthy.”
(CatholicCulture.org, “The bizarre ring-kissing controversy, March 28, 2019)
This “inappropriate” and “childlike” behavior of Francis could be a sign of dementia according to dementia experts:
“[Y]our loved one’s behavior may seem inappropriate, childlike or impulsive.”
(Lewy Body Dementia Association, Ibda.org, “Understanding Behavioral Changes in Dementia,” by Tanis German Ph.D, Mayo Clinic)
Gloria.tv reported Francis apparently inappropriately kissed some embarrassed politicians feet:
“Francis knelt down and kissed the feet of several [deeply embarrassed] South Sudan leaders.”
(Gloria.tv, “Showtime: Francis Knees to Kiss Feet of South Sudan Politicians, April 11, 2019)
This inappropriate foot kissing behavior by Francis caused Bishop Rene Gracida on his website to comment in a headline:
“The Bizarre Behavior of Francis the Merciful is Beginning to be cause Questions to be asked in Rome about his Behavior”
(Abyssus.org, April 11, 2019)
According to NeuroPsychiatry Online this could be a sign of dementia:
“Patients with bvFTD [frontotemporal dementia] can present with inappropriate personal comments or touching, violation of interpersonal space, and other personally intrusive behaviors such as kissing.”
(NeuroPsychiatryonline.org, “Kissing or ‘Osculation’ in Frontotemporal Dementia,” July 1, 2014)
Sadly, this isn’t the Pope’s first foot kissing behavior (Google: Images: “Pope Francis foot kissing” for other examples of this behavior). Francis’s possible fixation on foot kissing may, also, be associated with his comment and possible fixation on coprophilia:
“[I]n Psychpathia Sexualis… categorize foot fetishism [such as foot kissing] and coprophilia under the same heading… Self-Humiliation.”
(Book.google.com, “Dada and Surrealist Films,” Page 165)
Francis’s comment on poop eating is infamous. Many were outraged, but I think the proper response is pity.
Tragically, poop fixation and poop eating (coprophilia) fixation are more possible signs of dementia.
(AllNurses.com, “Coprophilia And Scatolia In Demented Elderly Residents, August 7, 2012)
Renowned papal validity theologian Arnaldo Xavier de Silverado in his book wrote that a “demented person” or person with dementia couldn’t “”occupy the charge” of “Pope”:
“The designation, as Pope, of a person who cannot occupy the charge, would constitute… a demented [dementia] person.”
(Implications of New Missae and Heretic Popes,” Page 86)
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.