I am not a Catholic but I applaud the Pope for showing us an example of grace dignity and humanity. All of us deal with aging and the issues that come up as the end of life nears. The Pope is a modest man who chose the needs of his congregants over shallow egotism. He made a personal decision he felt best for his congregants and himself.
Let him enjoy what time he has remaining to pursue whatever he wishes.
All of us should remember this as we write our own final chapters.