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Did he find a job on careerbuilder?
Maybe he wants to settle down with some kids.
This post was edited by Vim 17 months ago
CNN coverage says this is the first resignation since 1415.
Elementary school gym teacher.
Let the tinfoil heads come out and say we are entering the age of the anti-Christ, and I am not trying to wells this up, but according to some monks writings.......the next pope is the anti-Christ.
12177 Post before moving here. 10/29/11 will live forever in our hearts (plus 50 votes in the last 3 hours)
For those wondering, the last time a pope voluntarily resigned was in 1415.
Anyone have a link? I'm not seeing this anywhere.
Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on February 28th, a Vatican spokesman has announced.
It has been confirmed by the BBC in england and it headline story on the Guardian website...
have to say... unless it is ill health related i would be shocked.....
let the speculation begin....
Wow. Let the Desmond TuTu speculation and the disappointment of American Catholics begin.
If thy want him out, atleast he is not going to suffer the same fate as Pope John Paul 1
here is the statement from the popes website
I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonisations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.
I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.
For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.
Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.
From the Vatican, 10 February 2013
BENEDICTUS PP XVI
Wow, I always thought that death was the only thing that would get somebody out of that job.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Short reign for emporer popeatine.
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
He was old as hell, we may see either the first African pipe in sometime, or return to the Italian lineage
For the love of Trevor...™
That's fantastic news! They should try not to elect a Pope that looks like a molester this time.
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
This clears the way for Sandusky the magnificent.
Maybe it was the whole him being on twitter thing, that was a little odd to me
favourite at 5/2 is cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana becoming the next pope
Black Pope sounds so much like a Dave Chapelle Skit.........
He spoke at my graduation, so that would be sweet
Just in case anyone hadn't heard, the last time a pope retired was in 1415.
Are you saying he was tweeting dick pics?
I assume you can already bet on the succession in the UK? CNN mentioned the Cardinal in Milan as a favorite earlier.
The folks on NPR just suggested a Latin American pope
So...no Catholics then?
Good. His motto of "Taking you back to the Dark Ages" was weak.
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