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Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:46:47 AM »
Shouldn't the Pope keep going, until utterly senile?

That's when they do their best work, isn't it?


http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/16115733/pope-benedict-xvi-to-resign/


Oh, this thread is redundant.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2013, 08:50:51 AM by Add Homonym »
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 09:09:31 AM »
Benny...say it aint so.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 09:57:55 PM »
One of my favorite headlines: "Holy See You Later".
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 01:26:03 AM »
I'm surprised no one yet has posted that ratzinger's resigning because he wants to spend more time with the children.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 12:13:10 PM »
God wants me to make prophecy.  Pope will die before he quits.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 09:25:15 PM »
I heard he just got a new battery for his pacemaker and is now in training for the Rome triathlon.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 09:47:36 PM »
 Why does a man who talks to/for God need a pacemaker.....no wonder God fails to heal amputees,he cant even take good care of his main Representative.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 01:10:58 AM »
It's obvious, he's gettin outta Dodge before the shit hits the fan with all the worldwide inquests into Catholic Church child abuse. Evil bastard isn't too senile to realise this is the beginning of the end.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 06:43:34 AM »
I'm unconvinced by the news the the Vatican staff were taken by surprise. I reckon the thing was planned to let him retire and take the child abuse scandal along with him. He seems to have been implicated in trying to cover the matter up and a new pope could come with 'clean hands' so to speak and draw a line under the who rotten lot.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 08:50:23 AM »
Prob correct.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 08:52:07 AM »
They've started the process of finding his replacement;

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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 08:55:30 AM »
Who would have thought that the pope was a job creator.  Well, he has created one more job than the republican house.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 03:00:57 AM »
It's obvious, he's gettin outta Dodge before the shit hits the fan with all the worldwide inquests into Catholic Church child abuse. Evil bastard isn't too senile to realise this is the beginning of the end.

Exactly this.

Seems like the more Mahony documents coming out, the more background we get on Ratzy. And isn't it widely accepted that he sent a memo out years ago begging for people to not talk about it in the Vatican?
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 02:49:40 PM »
I'm unconvinced by the news the the Vatican staff were taken by surprise.

Word is that his "appointments" book, the one that records where he will be going, whom he will be meeting, was empty for the year to come.

As usual, the Vatican is just a little less forthcoming than North Korea.
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 08:02:25 PM »
Step Right Up.  Lay your money down - Pick Your Pope and we spins the wheel!
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 03:33:35 AM »
I really shouldn't be surprised but I was anyway! Betting on all sorts of things around the 'race for the Vatican'!

Oh, and Greybeard, my wife watched the video of his announcement and noted the assembled cardinals looked bored not shocked by the announcement - clear evidence that the resignation as planned. 
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Re: Pope says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2013, 10:25:15 AM »
I noticed the same thing.  Not one head looked up.  I think Wayne should be pope.  This one is suppose to bring the church to an end.  Who better?
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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