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Pope Benedict XVI is to resign
BBC [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/11/2013 6:08:32 AM

The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, the Vatican has confirmed. The 85-year-old became Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005 following the death of John Paul II. The reasons behind the pontiff´s surprise resignation have yet to emerge. At 78, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/11/2013 6:18:29 AM     (No. 9169613)

The last time I saw Pope Benedict, he looked tired and frail. I wish him all the best and I will keep him in my prayers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 2/11/2013 6:20:51 AM     (No. 9169615)

Just heard this sad news. Pope Benedict is the first Pope to resign in 600 years.Hope everything is ok with him. God Bless him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 2/11/2013 6:28:04 AM     (No. 9169622)

Before he goes I would love to see an open rebuke of Obama´s assault on the church. Then watch as the official mouthpiece Gibbs tries to twist it into a compliment.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mre, 2/11/2013 7:09:10 AM     (No. 9169679)

Time for Zero and Plugs to do the same.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/11/2013 7:52:33 AM     (No. 9169743)

Somewhere, Charles Phillip Arthur George is taking Mummy her morning newspaper.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/11/2013 9:51:06 AM     (No. 9169953)

Sad news. I had high hopes that, being German, Benedict would do for western Europe what JPII did for eastern Europe. Unfortunately, western Europe may be too far gone.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/11/2013 11:47:15 AM     (No. 9170160)

Kicking Mass.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 2/11/2013 4:56:04 PM     (No. 9170786)

Hey dude...if I ever see you on a beach wearing shorts and dress socks...the first beer is on me.....the fact you resigned, shows you have a brain and some style...good job and good luck....

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