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Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign'
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Posted on 02/11/2013 3:11:37 AM PST by Sub-Driver

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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ve been very sad about this news, but your post brightened me right up!! LOL!


121 posted on 02/11/2013 5:19:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: KevinDavis
Perhaps, if the Vatican Cardinals can somehow “drum up" enough support...nyuck nyuck...reckon the chimney smoke that signals their decision will have that certain familiar acrid odor?
122 posted on 02/11/2013 5:20:43 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: Tax-chick

The fix is in. ACORN will make certain that the next Pope is gay.


123 posted on 02/11/2013 5:22:13 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Happy Rain

Cardinal Dolan of New York is said to be one possible candidate.


124 posted on 02/11/2013 5:22:34 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: reg45

They certainly did well electing a gay president.


125 posted on 02/11/2013 5:23:39 AM PST by Tax-chick (We are all going to die.)
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To: sunmars
Good for him, probably thought he’d go on his own terms rather than get ill or bumped off.

who is going to bump him off...the ‘fags’

or Joey Zasa?

126 posted on 02/11/2013 5:23:41 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BigCinBigD

LOL.... Good one.... :-)


127 posted on 02/11/2013 5:24:16 AM PST by ToxicMich ((If you are reading this, you are wasting your time. There is nothing here...))
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To: Sub-Driver

And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Mark 1:15


128 posted on 02/11/2013 5:25:24 AM PST by delchiante
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I would love to see a Pope from Africa, a black one, who would RAIL against the pro-infanticide occupier of the Oval Office....

Having a black pro-life proponent....one who can bypass the pro-infanticide media, would be wonderful.


129 posted on 02/11/2013 5:25:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: PatriotGirl827
What about Cardinal Arinze?

He would be awesome but he is already 80 yrs old.

130 posted on 02/11/2013 5:25:43 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: CondorFlight

Cardinal Dolan is a wishy washy jokester. I hope not.


131 posted on 02/11/2013 5:26:02 AM PST by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: Vaquero

Ezio Auditore da Firenze. He got some of the Borgias, according to my son.


132 posted on 02/11/2013 5:26:12 AM PST by Tax-chick (We are all going to die.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Black!
Black!
Black!
Blacker than Baraq!
133 posted on 02/11/2013 5:26:34 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: TSgt

May our merciful Savior forgive you...


134 posted on 02/11/2013 5:27:41 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: reg45

You’re cracking me up!


135 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:09 AM PST by Tax-chick (We are all going to die.)
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To: xzins; wagglebee; Salvation; narses
(1) get to choose his successor, No

or (2) be a part of the Cardinals who choose the next Pope, no

and (3) if he doesn’t like the selection, can he revoke his resignation? No

I don't complete understand his decision and don't know if it's to be verified or not, but the answers to your question are all no.

136 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:25 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow. You never know what you will wake up to. I'm shocked. I knew his health was not the same as when he took office in 2005, and he was obviously more frail, but I guess I expected him to stick it out like Pope John Paul II as no Pope has resigned since 1415. I don't know if he feels he can't physically do it and that's it or if there is a health issue like cancer or Alzheimer's we don't know about, but wouldn't he have just come out and said if he was diagnosed with something as he is leaving anyway? He's leaving in a month which seems so soon.

I see it mentioned, but for those who have read the Saint Malachy prophecies, he is supposed to be the second to last Pope. Here is what was predicted about Benedict from Wiki:

111 Glory of the olive.

Benedict XVI (2005–2013)

Joseph Ratzinger

Chose the regnal name Benedict after St Benedict of Nursia, founder of the Benedictine Order. The order's crest contains an olive branch.

The next Pope prediction says:

Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum ſuum.[66] Finis.

268

112 Peter the Roman, who will Nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.

137 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:28 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: informavoracious

How about Raymond Cardinal Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis, then head of the Vatican’s “Supreme Court” (Apostolic Signatura), brilliant, staunchly conservative. He was an advocate of withholding Holy Communion from pro-abortion politician. As far as I know, he has not been tainted with the pedophile priest scandals. I believe he is a holy man. And, once when I attended Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica in St. Louis, he looked at me, nodded and smiled. How wonderful if that was my encounter with a future pope!


138 posted on 02/11/2013 5:28:55 AM PST by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: PatriotGirl827

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke - first American Pope. - Liberals heads exploding at the thought.


139 posted on 02/11/2013 5:29:20 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: PatriotGirl827

Cardinal Arinze would be wonderful. ;-)


140 posted on 02/11/2013 5:29:32 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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