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Orthodox11:
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

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/11/pope-resigns-live-reaction

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Dear Brothers,

I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonisations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.


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ag_vn:
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Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement.

http://en.radiovaticana.va/articolo.asp?c=663815

Shiny:
Wow this is incredible.

This is, what, the first time a Pope has resigned office in hundreds of years?! I can't imagine that he's just tired of the job, so it leads one to wonder what precipitated this. The Vatican is such a black box politically it's hard to say what's going on, but I fully expect some interesting leaks to be coming our way soon while people position themselves.

primuspilus:
Just heard about it on the news...WOW!

So, Who do yall think will get the job?

Shiny:
Quote from: primuspilus on February 11, 2013, 08:02:01 AM

Just heard about it on the news...WOW!

So, Who do yall think will get the job?

Peter the Roman

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