The Pope Resigns. The Fall of Rome.

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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:40 AM

BBC: Pope Benedict XVI in shock resignation

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development - the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years - surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.

The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope in 2005 after John Paul II's death.

With the Fall of Rome, now is the time for a new saviour for a new age.

edit on 11-2-2013 by Mr Peter Dow because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:42 AM
Dude .. the Pope is in VATICAN CITY. He isn't in Rome.
And neither Rome nor Vatican City have 'fallen'. Both are up and running.

And actually, Benedict resigning is a good thing.
(the only thing he's done that I agree with)

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:43 AM
Another one ?

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:54 AM
reply to post by MarioOnTheFly

You're upset about this news? Why?

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:55 AM
the fall of Rome???

Title is extream to say the least.

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 08:56 AM
reply to post by Mr Peter Dow

He is 85 years old; in poor health and he knows he can't effectively do the job anymore; so he is resigning.

A new pope will be appointed; and the Vatican will go on.

Really...I don't understand what the big deal is; the corruption in the Catholic Church will continue; ah...but wait...this is the big deal.

posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 09:11 AM
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