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Pope Benedict XVI to resign on Feb. 28, Vatican says

 
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NohopeSeriously



Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Location: The Christian Right-Wing Educational Republic of Korea

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Pope Benedict XVI to resign on Feb. 28, Vatican says Reply with quote

This is a big shocking news. Protestantism FTW!!!!! Smile

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Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign on February 28 as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, saying he no longer has the strength to carry out his duties.

The 85-year-old announced his decision during an address, in Latin, at the "Concistory for the canonization of the martyrs of Otranto", a small event held early in the morning.

The decision, which took even the Vatican hierarchy by surprise, makes him the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages.

His statement was posted on the Vatican Radio website.

Carrying out the duties of being pope required "both strength of mind and body," it said.

NBC New Vatican analyst George Weigel gives his thoughts on Pope Benedict XVI's announcement of his resignation, and explains how a new pope will be selected.

"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," the pontiff's statement said.

The choice was a "decision of great importance" for the church, the statement added.

There are several papal contenders in the wings, but no obvious front-runner, The Associated Press reported.


http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/11/16924342-pope-benedict-xvi-to-resign-on-feb-28-vatican-says
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CentralCali



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were beat to the punch.
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NohopeSeriously



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CentralCali wrote:
You were beat to the punch.


Does it matter? There's always a moment in life where people can celebrate the joy of Protestantism.
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