I don’t know how to interpret anything, the Pope, sanctity and Vatican politics least of all, but it still seems interesting from several perspectives that the Pope reportly intends to hang on long enough to canonize Pius XII.
UPDATE: That won’t happen if the apparent prayers of William F. Buckley, Jr. for the Pope’s death are granted. Putting aside the new frontiers of Catholic piety Buckley seems to be exploring, I don’t see why it’s so bad if the Pope can only work 2 hours a day 3 days a week (if something like that’s the case). Why wouldn’t less hyperactivity at the summit of the Church be a plus? What’s wrong with some time out? Also, the correlation of forces seems to be shifting as Vatican II recedes and the shipwreck of modernity becomes ever more visible. What’s wrong with it shifting a bit more before the next Pope is chosen? When the new man comes in a little accumulated chaos may actually help him if a new direction is needed.