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    Posted: Feb 11 2013 at 9:10am
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The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

It's the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years.

"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 recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me," the pope said, according to the Vatican.

Pope explains why he's resigning

After Benedict's resignation becomes effective on February 28, cardinals will meet to choose a new leader for the church.

"Before Easter, we will have the new pope," the Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said at a news conference.

The decision was not impulsive, he said.

"It's not a decision he has just improvised," Lombardi said. "It's a decision he has pondered over."

After his resignation, Benedict, 85, will probably retire to a monastery and devote himself to a life of reflection and prayer, he said. He will not be involved in choosing a new pope or in guiding the church after his resignation, Lombardi said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Interesting he admitted to being in poor health and unable to stay pope. I really thought he was going to stick around like all the others until the end.



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Being a pope, it's hard trying to protect all those pedophile priest. Just sayin.
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hmm...that is interesting..
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Originally posted by Prazol60 Prazol60 wrote:

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The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

It's the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years.

"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 recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me," the pope said, according to the Vatican.

Pope explains why he's resigning

After Benedict's resignation becomes effective on February 28, cardinals will meet to choose a new leader for the church.

"Before Easter, we will have the new pope," the Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, said at a news conference.

The decision was not impulsive, he said.

"It's not a decision he has just improvised," Lombardi said. "It's a decision he has pondered over."

After his resignation, Benedict, 85, will probably retire to a monastery and devote himself to a life of reflection and prayer, he said. He will not be involved in choosing a new pope or in guiding the church after his resignation, Lombardi said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Interesting he admitted to being in poor health and unable to stay pope. I really thought he was going to stick around like all the others until the end.




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (3) Thanks(3)   Quote babyk94 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 11 2013 at 9:20am
Originally posted by Az~Maverick Az~Maverick wrote:

Being a pope, it's hard trying to protect all those pedophile priest. Just sayin.
I was thinking this aswell
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prazol60 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 11 2013 at 9:22am
Originally posted by Az~Maverick Az~Maverick wrote:

Being a pope, it's hard trying to protect all those pedophile priest. Just sayin.

It was so sad seeing a man in his 70's crying about the abuse he suffered as a child living in a orphanage. Of course nothing happened to those involved. There is still a huge on going investigation by the government but I doubt anything will come out of it.
So disgusting.
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Originally posted by Az~Maverick Az~Maverick wrote:

Being a pope, it's hard trying to protect all those pedophile priest. Just sayin.


my first thought.

my second? something big is about to go down and he wants to get out ahead of the  sh*tstorm
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^^ thats what i thought as well.
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Oh...
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Something is afoot here.....I am really suspicious.....Usually these guys hang on to these types of jobs till death.....
 
 
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