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Pope Francis Says He Might Retire
Daily Beast ^ | 05/28/2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau 

Posted on 05/29/2014 7:23:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path.

Pope Francis gave a candid midair press briefing to reporters traveling from back from the Middle East to Rome during which he talked about sex, money, and satanic Mass—and retirement.

After a grueling but ultimately successful three-day visit to one of the most complicated regions on the planet, the idea of retirement probably sounded pretty good to Francis. So it is no surprise that when reporters traveling with him on the papal plane asked if he would consider resigning like his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI, he said he wouldn’t rule it out.

“I will do what the Lord tells me to do. Pray and try to follow God’s will. Benedict XVI no longer had the strength and honestly, as a man of faith, humble as he is, he took this decision,” Francis said, according to a transcript of his press conference published in La Stampa’s Vatican Insider. “Seventy years ago, popes emeritus didn’t exist. What will happen with popes emeritus? We need to look at Benedict XVI as an institution, he opened a door, that of the popes emeritus. The door is open, whether there will be others, only God knows. I believe that if a bishop of Rome feels he is losing his strength, he must ask himself the same questions Pope Benedict XVI did.”

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KEYWORDS: pope; popefrancis; retire; wellbye
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1 posted on 05/29/2014 7:23:35 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

OK, so you post a picture. WHAT are you trying to say????


2 posted on 05/29/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT by jackibutterfly (In this world when the body can be taken at any moment, it would be wise to reconnect with your soul)
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To: jackibutterfly

Well..... BYE!


3 posted on 05/29/2014 7:27:39 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The best outcome for everyone if he retires. He is the Jimmy Carter of popes. Maybe the Joe Biden of popes.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 7:34:35 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Common Sense 101
I personally urge Pope Frank to demonstrate that stick-to-it-iveness for which Argentines are not so well known and stay on until 2016, when Barack Hussein Obama will be available to fill this important international post.

There is no truth to the rumour that Pope Barack 1 would replace the Sign of The Cross with The Sign of the Crescent Moon.

5 posted on 05/29/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Vote for a gay African Marxist for POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: jackibutterfly

Obviously you have never seen Tombstone.


6 posted on 05/29/2014 7:35:38 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Gamecock
In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path. Pope Francis gave a candid midair press briefing to reporters traveling from back from the Middle East to Rome during which he talked about sex, money, and satanic Mass—and retirement.

IB4TPWMA

Related article:
POPE FRANCIS RESIGNS!

7 posted on 05/29/2014 7:38:04 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: jackibutterfly

How soon can they pick a replacement?


8 posted on 05/29/2014 7:41:13 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jackibutterfly

It’s one of the greatest lines in movie history.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 7:43:24 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Top 10, for sure. But three of top ten were spoken in this scene from True Grit.
10 posted on 05/29/2014 7:51:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

AMDG


11 posted on 05/29/2014 7:56:47 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: jackibutterfly
He was obviously just told, having already forked over for another year with some different outfit, that he could have saved 10% on car insurance.

It's enough to give anyone a sour-ish visage.

12 posted on 05/29/2014 7:57:07 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe the gay cardinals have something on him the way they apparently did with Benedict.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 8:10:49 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Do tell us what this GREAT LINE is ,,,

the younger crowd might not know it ...


14 posted on 05/29/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Someday. If God wills. But that headline wouldn’t have been quite so sexy, would it?

We don’t have journalists any more. We have trolls with press credentials.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 8:21:25 AM PDT by RichInOC (...your newest purveyor of wit, laughter and the Popish creed.)
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To: jackibutterfly

What ‘I’ would say is that he is a disaster to people of faith with all his squish and communistic thinking. The man betrayed millions of Christians and Catholics alike with his ‘brothers’ crap with Muslims.

His predecessors sent vast armies to deal with his ‘brothers the last time they decided it was open season in the Cross. This idiot embraces them.

That should cover it for a lot of us I think.


16 posted on 05/29/2014 8:26:05 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: jackibutterfly

17 posted on 05/29/2014 8:26:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: geologist; All

Great lines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwW7RaPO_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH97lImrr0Q


18 posted on 05/29/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I’d say that’s bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:39:38 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Funny ... I read his quote. I didn’t see where he said “I might retire.”


20 posted on 05/29/2014 8:40:13 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Can’t happen soon enough.


21 posted on 05/29/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: OrangeHoof
I don't think the gay cardinals "had anything" on Benedict --- if it's blackmail you're implying. I think they just blocked him in all the complicated, underhanded, lying, devious, hostile-oppositional, passive-aggressive ways they can. Maybe they threatened other innocent parties, maybe an array of them, who they could drag through the filth or even physically endanger.

Benedict went to the only power that can prevail --- devotion to profound prayer to the only Lord, Jesus Christ --- and I believe that was the right thing.

Not that I have any special insider information. I don't.

22 posted on 05/29/2014 8:52:39 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yeah I asking the same thing

I gather on topic if health wise he can’t do anymore he may go the way of Pope Bendrict maybe his health is good right now but time change


23 posted on 05/29/2014 8:53:34 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: unixfox

I don’t know, I haven’t seen the whole movie, but I’ve seen highlights and the run of all “the best scenes and lines” in the move. Tombstone comes across to me like it’s overdone with two kiddies who haven’t grown up yet as the stars.


24 posted on 05/29/2014 8:54:00 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Vigilanteman
Top 10, for sure. But three of top ten were spoken in this scene from True Grit.

Pappy O'Daniel has my vote.

25 posted on 05/29/2014 8:54:03 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: stevie_d_64

Speaking of Dr Straneglove it was on a lot on that new regular tv channel GETTV


26 posted on 05/29/2014 8:54:38 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: RichInOC
We don’t have journalists any more. We have trolls with press credentials.

Precisely!

27 posted on 05/29/2014 9:08:40 AM PDT by ELS
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To: Albion Wilde

Sorry, don’t recognize the scene or even the movie.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 9:15:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
I don't think the gay cardinals "had anything" on Benedict --- if it's blackmail you're implying. I think they just blocked him in all the complicated, underhanded, lying, devious, hostile-oppositional, passive-aggressive ways they can. Maybe they threatened other innocent parties, maybe an array of them, who they could drag through the filth or even physically endanger.

Then why didn't he stand and fight the evil, as a true leader would?

The plausible explanation is that he was complicit and the Lavender Mafia could prove it.

29 posted on 05/29/2014 9:17:21 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Vigilanteman

“O Brother where art Thou?”

Not a bad flick...

“Ugggg, muh hair!”


30 posted on 05/29/2014 9:23:12 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Kennard

It’s all conjecture at this point. I would think standing up publicly to threats would be a good thing, but I know -zero- facts about this case.


31 posted on 05/29/2014 9:24:07 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“It’s one of the greatest lines in movie history.”

That’s what I was looking for the other day for the Angelou death announcement.


32 posted on 05/29/2014 9:25:28 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Kennard

Another plausible explanation was that he was an old man who was basically an academic theologian, which is not a particularly useful skillset for running a major institution in a time of crisis. He acted in what he saw as the best interest of the church.


33 posted on 05/29/2014 9:27:22 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The RCC needs a bible revival.

34 posted on 05/29/2014 9:41:21 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

The cardinal is showing respect, not worshipping. Only God is worshipped by Catholics.


35 posted on 05/29/2014 9:54:37 AM PDT by ELS
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To: Kennard

Yours is A plausible explanation, not THE plausible explanation.

Another, IMO, MORE plausible explanation is exactly what Francis suggested, he was old, tired, and lacked the strength to continue in his duties.


36 posted on 05/29/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Responsibility2nd

Best movie line EVER!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPXVGQnJm0w

“I love the smell of napalm in the morning...It smells like victory.”


37 posted on 05/29/2014 10:00:35 AM PDT by bimboeruption ("We Recognize No Sovereign But God, And No King But Jesus!" - John Adams & John Hancock)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Another plausible explanation was that he was an old man who was basically an academic theologian, which is not a particularly useful skill set for running a major institution in a time of crisis. He acted in what he saw as the best interest of the church.

What crisis, other than self-imposed crisis?

All Popes are old. A strong philosophical underpinning, what you call 'academic', is a great strength, not a weakness. Benedict was and is a strong man. He saw deep evil in the Church that he ran. He quit in response. That is not "in the best interests of the Church".

I cannot help but reach the conclusion that, putting it very charitably, Benedict saw the evil within him, at risk of being exposed, to have fatally compromised his ability to carry out his mission.

38 posted on 05/29/2014 10:05:00 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Vigilanteman
He's a flour mill operator and the Governor of the state in O Brother Where Art Thou.
39 posted on 05/29/2014 10:12:15 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So can a Pope Emeritus fill the position on an interim basis if/when the present Pope dies in office?


40 posted on 05/29/2014 12:03:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: jackibutterfly

That image has become ubiquitous here on FR.


41 posted on 05/29/2014 12:04:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Norm Lenhart
Pope John Paul II WAS the man I most admired. He was truly a holy man, a good man who suffered at the hands of the Nazi's in Poland during WWII, along with his father, and friends. Throughout his life, he strived to do good, to be true to the Lord and his fellow man. You could see the warmth, the love in his face and his manner and in his speech. He was very special. Miss him greatly. He was the best Pope.
42 posted on 05/29/2014 12:06:42 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Vigilanteman

“By God, she reminds me o’ ME!”

One of my all-time favorites...


43 posted on 05/29/2014 12:19:26 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
Great line, indeed, and that makes four from the same movie!
44 posted on 05/29/2014 12:22:04 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ScottinVA

So can a Pope Emeritus fill the position on an interim basis if/when the present Pope dies in office?

____________________________________________

That’s a good question. And since God’s Word is the only source for understanding how the Church is to function; we should all open the Bible to see what it says about retiring Popes.

(crickets....)


45 posted on 05/29/2014 12:24:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: itssme; Norm Lenhart

RE Pope John Paul II:

I remember a time when a President, a Pope, and a Prime Minister teamed up to fight an Evil Empire... and won.

That kind of clarity is what is missing in this Pope.

Pope John Paul II was an amazing man, and I miss him on the same order as I miss Reagan.

For the record, I was raised RC, 12 years of Catholic schooling. I am not impressed with this current guy. Calling Muzz brothers is ridiculous.

Norm, your comment “His predecessors sent vast armies to deal with his ‘brothers the last time they decided it was open season in the Cross. This idiot embraces them.” is spot-on.


46 posted on 05/29/2014 12:26:59 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Vigilanteman

I liked the way Duke was chuckling when he said it - almost as if it was ad-libbed into the script.

Great flick!!

“Fill yer hands, you sonuvab*tch!!!!” Hahah!! Good stuff.


47 posted on 05/29/2014 12:28:27 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I was raised RC as well and did my time in the Nun’s ‘correctional system” ;)

I believe in the teachings of the RC church. I left the church when it became abundantly clear that many of the Priests, Bishops, Cardinals didn’t. And I very much question how men who cannot follow their own faith are going to lead anyone to Heaven. So I’ll do what I can and put my faith in God directly, avoiding the middle man.

I think JP2 was a very good man deserving of the praise he gets...because whether he wanted it or not, he earned it. But the deck was stacked against him in his own church. Fortunately he did great things outside of, and despite, his underlings.

This guy’s actions show what’s inside him. And it isn’t what JP2 had inside him by any stretch. Quite the opposite IMO.


48 posted on 05/29/2014 12:49:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: NFHale
I remember the same time that you're referring to. My RC background is the same as yours. Pope Francis is not right for the job. His Jesuit/liberal/leftist leanings are not what people who believe in freedom and liberty will support..he does not represent what We the People believe in. I pray he retires, the sooner the better.
49 posted on 05/29/2014 1:05:47 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Norm Lenhart

“...I left the church when it became abundantly clear that many of the Priests, Bishops, Cardinals didn’t....”

Same here, brother.

“...Nun’s ‘correctional system” ...”

yes, many times I was under the wrath of Sister Helen Most Homicidal, or Sister Mary Most Murderous too... or heard the dreaded cries of “HERE COMES HERCULES!” echoing down the hall, as the the 300-pound Behemoth In Black, also known as “She of The Twitching Mustache”, approached.

They did not like me, those 3 women... not one of them.

I can still see Herk’s upper lip twitching, 5 o’clock shadow (at 2 o’clock) and all .... as she uttered the infamous words.... “YOU are a bold and brazen thing!!!”

That was NEVER good... she was deadly with the American History book... like a frisbee, I swear, she could chuck that thing... Never missed.


50 posted on 05/29/2014 2:55:36 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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