Lots of bad news lately. Bad things happening. Most talked about would be the Pope, he's ill and will join God in his playground. It's his time to go, he's done all he can on earth. Nothing more can be done, he has served his purpose.
Everyone wants him to stay, but that just makes the pain worst for him. His devotion to the world must be what is holding him back.
I pray that all goes well which ever path he chooses.