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Never forget that this is a man who must be held responsible for untold thousands of child rapes. Maybe his conscience finally got to him.
The fact that this hasn't happened in 600 years makes me think there is more to the story.
It's hard for me to separate Benedict's reign from his previous tenure as John Paul II's administrator. As a Pope, he did an adequate job. However I'm not sure that forgives all of the world-wide cover-ups that he had a major hand in. It's just a really mixed legacy in my eyes.
He's saying ill health, but let's be honest, that's really not a reason to resign. It's the first resignation since the 15th century and that was to end a civil war where two men claimed to be Pope. It's a job that is traditionally carried out until death. Obviously the health of the pope will fade at the end of that term. That didn't stop a whole lot of other Popes.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
So he's the first old pope then?
You are baiting people into an argument about Popes. Your life must SUCK
Word on the street is that he resigned to become the new Defensive Coordinator at PSU.
Posting member of tRCMB since 1997.
It is ALWAYS a great day to be a Spartan!!!!
Its a different world. JPII as a younger Pope changed the Papacy to a job that travels the globe visiting Catholics worldwide quite frequently. That is much more wear and tear on an old body than just sitting in the Vatican is.
It's all fake anyways so why is this such a big deal?
I hope the next pope is from the Americas or Africa.
And yet he still served until death...with Parkinson's disease.
His faith was shaken by Brust making a miracle shot for the Lord of Darkness.
I was thinking he's REALLY upset about Manti Teo.
Nah. Popes are used to having fake girlfriends.
Anglicans can become the pope?
Indeed. He's been at the heart of efforts to cover up mass child rape in the church and defend the pedo priests. Clearly something is about to break.
The anti catholic bigotry shouldn't be tolerated on this board.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
I'm growing tired of your incessant bigotry. You don't know anything other than your hate.
The Catholic Church just had a 2-star Pope. I am just demanding excellence.
Mitt Romney is gonna declare that he's been a Catholic his entire life and join the race.
I remember it like it was yesterday....
Formally know as SouthFloridaSpartan
John Paul II was a 5-star but then they settled for a "good get" in Benedict. Catholics are being out-recruited by Buddha and Mohammed. Fire the Virgin Mary!
Some us making these posts are Catholics.
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