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Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by theAnswer1111
Perhaps he found God?
Originally posted by lupodigubbio
Originally posted by NickDC202
reply to post by theAnswer1111
You are correct TheAnswer. My friend the Priest is going to review the original text in the language it was initially written to fully decipher the usage of renounce.
He did share with me that there is absolutely no Biblical or Roman Catholic significance to February 28.
Other than the the feast of Saint Romanus of Condat, St Abercius (a martyr) and the death of pope Hilarius. A lot of interesting things happened throughout history though. These are some of my favorites.
2003 United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said there is no evidence that Iraq has any weapons of mass destruction
1995 Denver International Airport opens
1986 European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
1759 Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
1692 Salem witch hunt begins
edit on 11-2-2013 by lupodigubbio because: typo
Black Pope" is a derogatory nickname given to the Superior General usually by the media (and never used by the Jesuits themselves). The name comes partly from the color of the plain black priest's cassock, worn by members of the Society, including the Superior General, partly from a past concern (most prominent around the 16th and 17th centuries) amongst Protestant European countries concerning the relative power of the Jesuits within the Roman Catholic Church, and partly because the Superior General is elected for life.
With the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope’s Army." Now best-selling author and Crisis columnist Robert Royal takes us through the colorful 500-year history of the military guard that has witnessed every major Vatican event for half a millennium. Topics include: origins; five hundred years of fortitude; the Medici Popes; the sack of Rome; siege, dissolution, rebirth and the Napoleonic war; the unification of Italy; the Pope’s imprisonment; two World Wars; the Nazi occupation of Rome.
Originally posted by PennKen2009
Originally posted by McGinty
I know it's a long shot, but could the reason possibly be that he's 85 and he's knackered?
I'm less than half his age and i'd find his responsibilities pretty exhausting.
Maybe there is indeed something else afoot, but unless a decent clue comes to light, the doomsayers piping in with the End is Nigh crap are sounding very desperate.
AMEN! I think with John Paul II, they knew he was going to be dying soon anyways so that's why he kept the office, with Benedict, he isn't nearly as weak as his predecessor but wants to step aside feeling that someone younger than him can do a better job, be more active etc. From what I've read of St. Malachy's prophecy, the final one of 'Peter the Roman' and the entire prophecy, didn't show up for like 400 years after Malachy died. And if you follow scripture at all (and I know that it's been tampered with by men and all), it says that the Father in Heaven alone knows when the end is, even Jesus couldn't tell the Apostles when He was still on Earth.
Originally posted by Realtruth
Lighting strikes St. Peters Dome.
Interesting this picture was taken the same day he made his announcement.
I wonder if this pic is actually really or not. ATS experts should be able to tell.
From Fox 2 Detroit
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