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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

Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign' Breaking news

The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, reports from the Vatican say.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010christmasaddress; bxvi; elderly; papacy; pedophilia; petrusromanus; pontiff; pope; popebenedict; popeonpedophilia; poperesigns; popes; resignation; sexualabuse; vatican
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To: Perdogg

that is the first thing i thought of. i knew Benedict was not the last.


101 posted on 02/11/2013 5:00:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Happy Rain; All

Will there be a Pope named Ringo I????


102 posted on 02/11/2013 5:00:27 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: jsanders2001
I've been expecting this. The world has been on the fast track to upheaval so guess we'll see if St. Malachy was correct. Hold on to your seat, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
103 posted on 02/11/2013 5:01:06 AM PST by bgill
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To: Sub-Driver

My heart hurts. I love my German shepherd. The SSPX may have seen its last best hope to regularize. Let us pray that the Holy Father’s successor is a coservative and brilliant man, though no one comes to mind at the moment...


104 posted on 02/11/2013 5:01:51 AM PST by informavoracious (God help us.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Strange to hear. Pope's don't resign. None has in six centuries.

That said, when assistant to Pope John Paul II, then-Cardinal Ratzin... (you know), said that the Pope would step down if his health prevented him from his duties. So he's being consistant, but I can't say I like it.

That said, with all the crap being spewed online, the one one-liner I found slightly amusing:
(Not really) according to Dick Morris: Romney will be elected Pope in a landslide.

105 posted on 02/11/2013 5:04:14 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: sunmars
they’d eat their own foot off to get the job

So! You are calling it for a Cardinal with a limp?

106 posted on 02/11/2013 5:05:47 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Perdogg
I see what you did there...Now thats funny!
107 posted on 02/11/2013 5:06:16 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: djf

I think you are confusing Malichi Martin with St. Malichi


108 posted on 02/11/2013 5:07:06 AM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: wagglebee; Salvation; Cronos; narses

Does that mean the Pope will either (1) get to choose his successor, or (2) be a part of the Cardinals who choose the next Pope, and (3) if he doesn’t like the selection, can he revoke his resignation?


109 posted on 02/11/2013 5:09:33 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow,prophesy says next one is Black.


110 posted on 02/11/2013 5:09:33 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: EBH

Is he saying he has lost faith?

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Absolutely NOT!

It’s clear that he is referring to a WORLD that has been shaken by such questions. It is also clear that he is saying that such a world needs a Church led by someone strong both in mind and BODY.


111 posted on 02/11/2013 5:09:46 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: agere_contra
He's always wanted to serve his fellow man.


112 posted on 02/11/2013 5:11:42 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: PatriotGirl827

Wouldn’t be too bad either. He was an adviser to John Paul II. Born in 1932, so about what, 80 years old?

Might be too old.

The biggest growth in the RCC is coming from Africa and Asia right now, so to a certain extent, it would make sense to have a Pope from either one of those two areas.

Who knows? The College of Cardinals is full of surprises, so personally, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


113 posted on 02/11/2013 5:11:45 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
If he were going to die soon, I don’t think he’d resign.

Agreed.

I can't believe all the disrespect and jokes from FR.

114 posted on 02/11/2013 5:12:07 AM PST by bgill
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To: xzins
(1) get to choose his successor...(2) be a part of the Cardinals who choose the next Pope

He is over 80, so he cannot vote in the conclave

(3) if he doesn’t like the selection, can he revoke his resignation

His resignation is effective on the 28th...before that time, he could theoretically reconsider...after that time, not so much.

115 posted on 02/11/2013 5:12:32 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: xzins

No, no and I wouldn’t think so.


116 posted on 02/11/2013 5:12:38 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: xzins

No. Because Pope Benedict is over 80 years old, he is not a voting member of the College of Cardinals.


117 posted on 02/11/2013 5:14:56 AM PST by Tax-chick (I have chocolate.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ha! Ha! This Pope news is sucking ALL OF THE NEWS OXYGEN out of the clown's Lie-Fest tomorrow night!
118 posted on 02/11/2013 5:15:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: EBH

Utterances by all popes since Pope Pius XII are very difficult to analyze. Subsequent to the Vatican II debacle Vatican doublespeak has been rampant.


119 posted on 02/11/2013 5:16:33 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: fatima
Wow,prophesy says next one is Black.

Cardinal Francis Arinze

120 posted on 02/11/2013 5:18:22 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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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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To: Pinkbell
Petrus Romanus

That was my first thought.

141 posted on 02/11/2013 5:31:09 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: I-ambush

Cardinal Burke would be wonderful


142 posted on 02/11/2013 5:31:44 AM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: Preston Manning

I am not well versed in Christian Studies but wasn’t it “Or Lady of Fatima” who said “Poor Canada”...

Hummm


143 posted on 02/11/2013 5:32:01 AM PST by ToxicMich ((If you are reading this, you are wasting your time. There is nothing here...))
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To: Tax-chick; John W; markomalley

Thanks for your answers, FRiends.

Being an outsider, I have to seek guidance on this.

With time to reflect, do you think the conclave would be more inclined toward a younger Pope having a longer tenure or an older Pope having a shorter one? (Recognizing, of course, that God can call any of us home at any time.)

And, the question already asked about the conclave, is there a group(s) within the church known for their spirituality who could give insight into the actual needs of the church?


144 posted on 02/11/2013 5:32:04 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

My prayers are that he has appointed enough conservatives - as did JPII to have a staunch conservative to take this forward.


145 posted on 02/11/2013 5:33:32 AM PST by Cronos
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cardinal Turkson is the British bookies odds-on favorite right now. From Ghana, and 65 years old.


146 posted on 02/11/2013 5:33:54 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Cronos; wagglebee; Salvation; narses

Thank you for your answers, Cronos. Would you mind looking at my additional questions at #144?


147 posted on 02/11/2013 5:34:27 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: CondorFlight
The RCC could do worse...and he IS in the College of Cardinals which puts him in the running.

Dolan being young (by Pope standards),ideologically conservative and an American would go a long way in fighting the evil Left in America and in inspiring the faithful worldwide to do the same as the global paradigm still remains: as America goes so does Western Civilization and the hopes of humanity.

148 posted on 02/11/2013 5:36:04 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Banning guns over Adam Lanza is like banning speech over Bill Maher.")
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To: Happy Rain

...that certain familiar acrid odor...

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Hmmmm, it sounds as if YOU are quite familiar with such an odor. May God forgive you.


149 posted on 02/11/2013 5:36:28 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: reg45

:)


150 posted on 02/11/2013 5:38:03 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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