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Pope Benedict in shock resignation

The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, the Vatican has confirmed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

Good Riddance to him!
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

Good decision.

Nobody should be forced to work so hard at such an age.
I'm always amazed how quickly they age though, them popes.
Must be a very tough job.

I hope the next pope will be young and fun.
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

Maybe a skeleton is about to escape the closet?
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Maybe a skeleton is about to escape the closet?
Ha! my thoughts exactly.

Something fishy must be cooking in the Vatican
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Old 11.02.2013, 12:31
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Maybe a skeleton is about to escape the closet?
Senility? Alzheimers?
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Quitter.
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Ha! my thoughts exactly.

Something fishy must be cooking in the Vatican
No, that starts on Wednesday, right?
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Good Riddance to him!
What's he done to you?

I'm not Christian but your flippant comment seems a bit out of place for an 85 year old man.
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Good decision.

Nobody should be forced to work so hard at such an age.
I'm always amazed how quickly they age though, them popes.
Must be a very tough job.

I hope the next pope will be young and fun.
I dont mind the age of a pope but i would like to see a pope with more "Modern" views...

As far as Im concerned the pope failed the victims of abuse (in Ireland ) he had a chance to build bridges but nope!
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What's he done to you?

I'm not Christian but your flippant comment seems a bit out of place for an 85 year old man.
See above comment..
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

I suppose his ability to hold down the choirboys is somewhat diminished at 85.
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

Full text of Pope's declaration

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013...nth/en1-663815
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Old 11.02.2013, 12:38
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

I would love to have seen the look on his bosses face when she got the resignation.
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

Oooohhhh....a love conspiracy theories and idle speculation. I'll get the ball rolling....
  • Vatican owns 100% of Findus
  • UBS and Pope in insider trading scandal
  • Pope photographed enjoying a cigarette and Red Bull with the Swiss Guard

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  • Vatican owns 100% of Findus
  • UBS and Pope in insider trading scandle
  • Pope photographed enjoying a cigarette, gipfeli, and Red Bull with the Swiss Guard
There, FTFY.
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

HE did meet with some of the victims abused by priests.... he deserves some credit ...

BUT

When he was cardinal he did approve the transfer of one man after accusations of that guy abusing children.. which apparently he was "not aware of"..
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

I blame Chris Brown
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I'm not Christian but your flippant comment seems a bit out of place for an 85 year old man.
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See above comment..
Still seems a bit out of place. But hey non of my business I just didn't think he was that unpopular. As for the victims it's tragic so I'm not even gonna comment on that. I struggle to see what anyone on earth can do though to make things any better.
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Re: Pope Benedict in shock resignation

He must have preferred his Hitler Youth job, at least he saw that gig though.
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