Skip to comments.Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dies at age 95
Posted on 12/31/2022 2:18:51 AM PST by Syncro
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Retired Pope dies
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RIP, PB16… the last real Pope.
I’ll have the Mods add it.
RIP Pope. May God have mercy on your soul as you pass into eternal life.
No such thing.
Now comes the punishment
Benedict, born in 1927 as Joseph Ratzinger, was the first pope to resign from his office in over half a century.
I'll just say a prayer for our dead Lord to save us all...
Amen to that.
Yes there is.
Even retired popes.
But it’s rare for a pope to retire.
He talked about it beforehand.
but the inner me says he was forced to step down which means the Catholic pope and hierarchy are corrupt beyond hell....
Very much agree. Lavender Mafia, maybe?
RIP, Il Papa.
My Lord Jesus LIVES!
Or did you mean our *dear Lord?
That is number 2.
Who will be number 3?
Hmm, just a few hours left.
Who was #1?
Rest in Peace in Heaven.
He is most immediately remembered outside the Catholic Church for his surprise resignation — the first papal abdication since 1415 — and subsequent life as the world’s first "pope emeritus" in centuries.When he was 5 yrs old, he wanted to become a cardinal because of their bright red raiment.
Benedict was born Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in Bavaria. He came of age in Germany after World War I at the same time the Nazi regime was growing in power.
His Roman Catholic family — harassed and punished by the Nazi Party for their opposition to state policies — shaped his desire to commit to the church.
All political organizations are corrupt.
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