Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Broooklyn » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:03 pm

 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Elessar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:17 pm

Can we have a new sub-forum?
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Lino » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:22 pm

he says he's not in conditions of age and health to follow Papacy.
I was never a fan and I went away from Church because of him and many other things. The Church needs a modern path, a better communication method, better decisions, less polemic like the Canonization of Escrivá Balaguer (founder of Opus Dei), a man who can pursue a path of inter-religious dialogue.

full text's here
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/ ... B820130211
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Lino » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:47 pm

He'll end his papacy on the 28th of February at the end of the day. Then, as no-one died and with a Vacant Seat, a Conclave is called to elect a new Pope, who will already be active from mid or late march.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:17 pm

I expect he's admitted to himself that it's utter shit.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby pow wow » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:44 pm

Father Ted would do a better job.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Tarkus » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:04 pm

During his papacy, he elected 60 new cardinals to the college of cardinals. (They elect the new pope.) Three of them are hot favourites to be the next pope- i suspect this has been a long-term plan of his, to make sure the successor is to his approval. Since he can't put his own kids in positions of power (And he's not allowed to have kids) this is the next best thing. Who says things changed since the days of the Borgias?
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Lino » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:10 pm

or the Medici...
well there is that trend, but there are a few other cardinals and some priests say that (like in 2005) a Pope from Latin America or Africa would be a good trend.
I'd like an African pope.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby P.T » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:27 pm

The talent scouts are out looking for the next Pope Idol. I hear they're having trouble finding enough Christians to fill the under-80s category.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:17 pm

Lino wrote:I'd like an African pope.


A gay one would be nice...or a woman.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Lino » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:31 pm

there was, supposedly, a woman back in old times
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Joan

I'd be happy to have one that has more tolerance towards women (nuns should have a bigger role than the current one, in which they can even give the holy bread), gay, other religions and cultures, marriage (which was allowed until the end of the 1st millenium a.C.)....

And less luxury and more contact with the people, and less polemic.
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Elessar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:40 pm

fairydandy wrote:
Lino wrote:I'd like an African pope.


A gay one would be nice...or a woman.


Or an atheist.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby Elessar » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:43 pm

I suspect that he genuinely has resigned due to ill health - he looks like he probably has Parkinson's, and if his papacy were to end as a result of that, history would largely forget him, as John Paul II was far more memorable. He'll go down in history now as the first Pope to resign for centuries.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:31 pm

Elessar wrote:He'll go down in history now as the first Pope to resign for centuries.


Six hundred years ago they at least had more of a reason to believe it all, I suppose. I seriously doubt that such intelligent people actually believe in it now. I think it's more of a club and a way of life than it is a religion to be honest. I suspect the pope is more of an atheist than he will ever admit. :shock:

Why would anyone believe in God nowadays...it just doesn't make any sense.
 
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Re: Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28

Postby fairydandy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:35 pm

Elessar wrote:
fairydandy wrote:
Lino wrote:I'd like an African pope.


A gay one would be nice...or a woman.


Or an atheist.


Ok, so an African lesbian, atheist pope it is then!
 
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