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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:21 AM
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Just heard it on the news. Apparently, it shocked everyone.




VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday morning. He emphasized that carrying out the duties of being pope — the leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide — requires "both strength of mind and body."

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," he told the cardinals. "I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering. "However, in today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the barque of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary — strengths 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."


To read the full article, visit here ---> Pope To Resign

Apparently, this is the first time a Pope has resigned in six hundred or so years. That's quoting main stream news, though. No clue if it's true.




posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:24 AM
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There are already plenty of threads about this.

Search is your friend.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:25 AM
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Originally posted by nolabel
There are already plenty of threads about this.

Search is your friend.


I did search.

Where are they?



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:28 AM
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:33 AM
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Alright. My bad.


I wasn't sure where to look. I don't usually post political stuff.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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No probs.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:36 AM
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The children of the most high are waiting. In patience we thrive. You are not legion



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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Posted earlier here
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Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked threads.
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