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Pope’s Bombshell Sends Church Scrambling

Benedict is first Catholic church leader to resign in 600 years

February 12, 2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) — With a few words in Latin, Pope Benedict XVI did what no pope has done in more than half a millennium, stunning the world by announcing his resignation Monday and leaving the......

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Feb-12-13 12:41 AM

The Pope should be commended for recognizing his limitations and doing what is best for his organization.He is a "company man."

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Feb-12-13 6:32 AM

Cool lightning strike on the Vatican just a couple hours after the announcement!

A sign from God???

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Feb-12-13 7:30 AM

I wonder what God must be thinking?

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Feb-12-13 8:14 AM

Good riddance. The catholics should be dancing in the streets. Benedict was a protector of child molesting priests and a suppressor of women, especially nuns who were brave enough to challenge the antiquated teachings of the church. Reports are that he was even a member of the Hitler Youth. Not the kind of guy I'd want heading up my faith!

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Feb-12-13 8:57 AM

A man wearing a BEDAZZLED HAT, BEDAZZLED CAPE, carrying a DISCO STICK saying it is wrong to be gay..... yup, he seems LEGIT!!!

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Feb-12-13 9:36 AM

Axelrod suggested Obama apply for the job. Obama immediately dismissed that idea, saying Pope would be a demotion. Barry has his sights on being the Pope’s boss.

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Feb-12-13 12:08 PM

takes a real loser to bring obama into this. must really love him to be thinking of him all the time.

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Feb-12-13 12:10 PM you really have no life? this is all you have! wow lol.

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Feb-12-13 12:59 PM

What does that say about a whgfailing who reads every Slayer word???

And worse yet, comments profusely on them!


Village Idiot in Training!

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Feb-12-13 1:57 PM

The title of this article is a bit overly dramatic, don't you think? This is not the end of the world. Someone has the sense to retire and someone will be elected to replace him. That is all it is about.

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Feb-12-13 4:46 PM

Maddie, then WHY hasn't it happened in 600 years?

I think it may be GOOD he is establishing a precident to NOT die in office.

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Feb-12-13 6:42 PM

Pope Benedict has taken NO decisive actions to punish any high ranking church official for enabling, empowering, and covering up sex crimes against innocent kids. Many should have been fired. Just to name a few.. -Cardinal Law, who was given a plush job in the Vatican -Bishop Finn, who is a convicted criminal is still the bishop of the KC-St Joe diocese -Cardinal Mahony, horrific cover up of sex crimes per thousands of recently released LA archdiocese secret documents

We hope there is someone within the college of cardinals who could be a pope with integrity, who will start to take immediate actions to stop these crimes against humanity. Judy Jones, SNAP, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

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Feb-12-13 11:05 PM

Most perceive the Pope as a spiritual leader.He is. But the Church is a vast global financial/charitable operation as well.Billions in revenue and assets.The Pope is the "CEO" of this "empire".It is a huge, high pressure job; 24/7.A younger man - as Pope- may be in the best interests of the Church going forward. The Pope was very thoughtful in doing what he did on this issue/policy change.He will be viewed as a "progressive" in this regard.

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