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From Rorate Caeli:

Quote:It ‘s now starting to get very depressing, even disquieting….

[Francis] never kneels in front of the Eucharist during Mass. He doesn’t kneel or, at any rate, doesn’t  remain on his knees during Eucharist Adoration;  the image of him standing in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the Corpus Domini procession (which he didn’t take part in) is unforgettable.

Now even the opening ceremony of  the Holy Door, for the beginning of the Jubilee – is embarrassing!  See for yourselves what happened today!

At 6.20 in this video, he opens the Holy Door and remains standing (while the faithful fall to their knees…)  A chilling scene!

I’d like to remind those who attribute this to problems with his legs, that [Francis] has knelt many times (and there are many photos around to show this) in other circumstances but he doesn’t do so in front of the Blessed Sacrament!

In addition, I remember that St. John Paul II, in 2000, when he was then already very ill and physically suffering, opened the Holy Door, knelt down and stayed on his knees for some time in prayer! (see the photo on the right).

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Is there anyone in the know, who might explain to us the mystery of the man who never kneels [before God]?

Rorate note:

In contrast, on November 28th, Pope Francis knelt in an Anglican shrine in tribute to the Ugandan Anglican martyrs. See the video, below:

Minor edits to keep within forum rules
If you do a google image search for Pope Francis keeling or Pope Francis adoration, there are plenty of pictures of him kneeling, including before the Blessed Sacrament in tabernacles or exposed.  I remember when he was first elected, his doing bows during Mass caused a lot of speculation.  So who knows (this kind of speculating makes it easy to fall into the snares of rash judgment anyway...).

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Pope Francis has sciatica in at least one knee, so it makes it difficult for him to kneel. I heard Raymond Arroyo say something about his sciatica a while back.