It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by pheonix358
Has a Pope ever resigned before? I thought they either died due to natural causes or died due to ingestion of a poison. Maybe they tried poison and it had no effect. Well, he looks like evil incarnate!
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
reply to post by SprocketUK
Yes. 600 years ago. Its their duty to let go when they feel and pray about not being able to continue.
Originally posted by Casualboy100
If they do get another one then does it rule out any conspiracy about him being the last pope?
Originally posted by Themanwithnoname
There has to be more to it than ill health.
As far as i know, a pope hasn't resigned in hundreds of years.
They die on the job. I mean they were propping up the last geezer JP.
Maybe his Hitler Youth past is catching up with him.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
List of living cardinals
I"m not sure which one has Rome.
IF the St. Malachy prediction is correct, then I'd think that would be the next pope.
I never bought into that prediction before.
But when Ratzinger took Benedict for a name ... I switched to believing it is probably true.
Originally posted by bintang
On 9 December 2008 Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Arinze as prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship. His successor, who took office that same day, is Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera. On 1 November 2012 Cardinal Arinze lost his eligibly to participate and vote in any future conclaves occurring as the result of any period of sede vacante.
So, one black Pope out of the way....