posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 05:22 AM
The news comes by ANSA, which specifies that was the same Pope Benedict XVI to proclaim, in Latin, during the consistory for the canonizzaizone the
martyrs of Otranto. Pope explained the decision saying that time was thinking of leaving for good of the Church, calling for the introduction of a
conclave to elect a successor. Joseph Ratzinger was 85 years old, was born April 16, 1927 and was elected pope April 19, 2005. Pope can leave the
pontificate, according to the Code of Canon Law to the canon 332 states: "In the event that the Roman Pontiff waives his office, it is required for
validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested, it is not necessary that it be accepted by anyone. "
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I wander what is the real reason behind this incredible action by Joseph Ratzinger....
edit on 11-2-2013 by Arken because: (no reason