posted on Apr, 14 2013 @ 09:13 AM
Originally posted by loam
It's no small thing to change a 600 year precedent without a more significant reason than simple retirement.
I"m sure that he saw how ineffective Pope John Paul II was .. how infirm .. how bad it was for the church to have a leader who couldn't lead ... and
he knew he wasn't capable of doing the job anymore, so he UPDATED the church and introduced them to the concept of a pope retiring.
It's just about the only thing he did that I agree with.
Pope Benedict was blind in one eye .. he was falling down all over the vatican .. he'd fall out of bed ... he was NOT a healthy fella. But no .. I
dont' think he ws insane. In fact, his retirement was VERY SANE. IMHO
As for the prayer for 'protection' ... I don't see anything wrong with it.
We all can do with some protection from dark spiritual forces as well
as the dark human ones who wish to do us harm.