Pope Francis Put A Sign On His Door That Says 'No Whining'

Joanna Estrada
July 15, 2017

Though Room 201 is considered the pope's private quarters, he's often welcomed people there, mostly long-time friends who're not part of his public agenda.

Therefore he took some measures to prevent such people from bothering him and has put up a sign on the door of his Vatican residence that openly says: "No Whining".

The sign's small print warns offenders "are subject to developing a victim complex, resulting in a lowering. of their capacity to solve problems".

According to Vatican Insider, the sign was gifted to Pope Francis by psychologist Salvo Noé, who writes motivational books.

"He read all of it and then turned around to his aides and said, 'I want to put this sign outside by office", the psychologist added. The Pope apparently appreciated the gift and promised to place it on the door outside of his apartment.

Pope Francis has had plenty of complainers in the Vatican and in the Church since his election in 2013. He has tried to steer the 1.2 billion-member Church on a more inclusive and merciful path, angering conservatives who say he his sowing doctrinal confusion.

The pope's new office sign came after a troubled few weeks during which German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, a leading critic of the pope who was the Vatican's doctrine chief, was dismissed from his post. He later told a German newspaper that the way he was treated was "unacceptable".

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