Pope resigns

  • kew1

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    Feb 11, 2013 12:03 PM GMT
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/breaking-pope-benedict-xvi-announces-he-will-resign-because-of-ill-health-8489837.html

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    Feb 11, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    I find it odd that he does not mention being ordained, or called by God. I'm not Catholic, but if I were, I'd question that. Well, I'd question A LOT of things.


    In a statement, the pontiff said: "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.

    "I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with 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 steer the boat of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.

    "For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is."
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    What next, Santa resigning? The Easter bunny? Harry Reid? What other super fictional idiot will step down?
    My guess? Mitch McConnell so he can return to play the next evil cartoon character in Superman.
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    Feb 11, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    All hail the Bigot-in-Chief.
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    Feb 11, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    Oh thank God...no sarcasm.
  • allatonce

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    Feb 11, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
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  • Menergy_1

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    Feb 11, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    I saw a Tweet on another site from Mrs. Betty Bowers that said : "Quitter Pope Bendict XVI is the Sarah Palin of Popes"
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    ROFLMAO!
  • Webster666

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    Feb 12, 2013 1:50 AM GMT
    "Don't let the 20-foot tall, gold-leafed, cast-bronze Baroque door hit you in the ass on the way out."

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  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 12, 2013 5:31 PM GMT
    Holy shiticon_exclaim.gif The world's premier pedophile is resigning from his prominent post. Wonders never cease.
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    Aug 22, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidWhat next, Santa resigning? The Easter bunny? Harry Reid? What other super fictional idiot will step down?...

    The Pope is fictional?
    I don't support the church but just the same I wish the criticisms made here were more truthful.
    Strange how he said God came to him in a vision and told him to step down.
    I can't help feeling this has something to do with internal pressure from his going soft on gays.
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    Aug 22, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter said
    smartmoney saidWhat next, Santa resigning? The Easter bunny? Harry Reid? What other super fictional idiot will step down?...

    The Pope is fictional?
    I don't support the church but just the same I wish the criticisms made here were more truthful.
    Strange how he said God came to him in a vision and told him to step down.
    I can't help feeling this has something to do with internal pressure from his going soft on gays.

    Is the pope still considered infallible? That's probably where the fictional comes in.
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    Aug 22, 2013 8:09 PM GMT
    Pope Benedict XVI saidBut I want to say to you with profound conviction – it is beautiful to be old!

    Only an old geezer could say that. icon_twisted.gif