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#1 Tina

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

http://www.reuters.c...E91A0LP20130211

The 85-year-old German-born pontiff announced on Monday he would step down at the end of the month because of the effects of old age meant he was unable to complete his ministry. It was a decision that stunned Church officials and Catholics around the world, but one that he had hinted at in the past.


In a book in 2010, he said he would not hesitate to become the first pontiff to resign willingly in more than 700 years if he felt himself no longer able, "physically, psychologically and spiritually" to run the Catholic Church


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#2 Bedford

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

That has to be a taxing job. If he's not up to it, it is for the best that he steps down.

#3 Oldgoat

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

It speaks greatly of his love for the Church that he is putting it before his power and position. God Bless him and the Church!
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#4 Bikerdude

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

:shrug: ..........Ehhhhh......?........good riddance,I say........ :dry:




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