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POPE BENEDICT XVI WILL RESIGN AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, VATICAN PRESS OFFICE TELLS FOX NEWS
Fox News | 2/11/2013 | mrs adams

Posted on 02/11/2013 3:08:31 AM PST by mrsadams

Fox News Alert, the Pope will be retiring at the end of the month. Vatican Press Office told Fox News


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: bxvi; pope; retiring

1 posted on 02/11/2013 3:08:43 AM PST by mrsadams
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To: mrsadams

Peter the Roman is next according to St Malachi


2 posted on 02/11/2013 3:09:22 AM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

Peter the Roman is the last Pope, IIRC.


3 posted on 02/11/2013 3:19:49 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: mrsadams

Damn. That means “he who shall not be named” is ready to step out. We live in interesting times, indeed!


4 posted on 02/11/2013 3:21:47 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: Edgar3

The brokerage of a ‘peace deal’ dividing Israel and Iran preparing to destroy Israel are huge signs that the Tribulation Period is drawing near.


5 posted on 02/11/2013 3:28:13 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mrsadams

Popes DON’T retire!!! What is going on??


6 posted on 02/11/2013 3:30:31 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: mrsadams

Obama to take over?


7 posted on 02/11/2013 3:32:44 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: All

Note: The attempt by Iran, Libya, et al to try and destroy Israel will fail miserably when God intervenes (Ezekiel 38).


8 posted on 02/11/2013 3:33:08 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Hardraade

I’m wondering if your statement will turn out to be prophetic ....


9 posted on 02/11/2013 3:34:42 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Ann Archy
At least one pope resigned about 600 years ago.

In his statement, the pope said that he doesn't have the strength to carry on the job.

This is very unusual, to be sure.

10 posted on 02/11/2013 3:38:30 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: mrsadams

How Palinesque.


11 posted on 02/11/2013 3:45:44 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
How Palinesque.

Funny.

12 posted on 02/11/2013 3:59:25 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: mrsadams

Text of resignation letter: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-pope-resigns-text-idUSBRE91A0BS20130211


13 posted on 02/11/2013 4:00:48 AM PST by Drago
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I don’t ask this somewhat rhetorical question to be snarky, but, shouldn’t his, (and all of our) strength come from God? This seems highly unusual, especially coming from a Pope that is such a traditionalist.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 4:00:48 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: F15Eagle

Considering the prophecy of the Popes and the double blood moons of 2014/2015 occuring on Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles, and the tensions in the Middle East, things may get very interesting.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 4:04:45 AM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: gorush

You know it’s funny you say that, but I felt the same forces at work at her announcement as I do for this one.

Namely, that the Enemy has been unchained for a little while, and that God is calling His elect not to rest their confidence in the poor things of this world but to look with hope to Eternity.

The world is being judged, and the Church is being prepared. It may not be the last judgment, but we need to prepare all the same.


16 posted on 02/11/2013 4:25:05 AM PST by Claud
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To: LukeL

I don’t put much stock in the historicity of that prophecy, but I’m keeping one eye on it, just in case. :)


17 posted on 02/11/2013 4:26:43 AM PST by Claud
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To: mrsadams

If I recall correctly, there were people here at FR who said the pope was going to resign in February. I said no way, not gonna’ happen.

I am officialy eating humble pie. Delicious.


18 posted on 02/11/2013 4:31:07 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: GoDuke

He’s getting old. Getting old doesn’t signify any lack of faith.

What this shows is humility.


19 posted on 02/11/2013 4:31:19 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan
What this shows is humility.

Agreed. I'm not Catholic but I find it impressive.

20 posted on 02/11/2013 5:08:01 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Yes, great humility.

I dearly love Benedict. He has been a great wind blowing the corruption out of the church.

May the Holy Spirit continue to renew His church in the election of the new pastor of pastors.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created.
R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

Since there are no obvious choices for Benedicts replacement, the Holy Spirit will let us know.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 5:22:04 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: vladimir998

Hey, you roll you dice, you move your mice. Nobody gets hurt.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 5:33:21 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: mrsadams

A full two weeks notice.


23 posted on 02/11/2013 5:35:37 AM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: Edgar3
Damn. That means “he who shall not be named” is ready to step out. We live in interesting times, indeed!

Oh good grief, it just means the Pope is old and unhealthy and is doing the right thing by stepping aside. There is no reason to think it's a signal of the anti-Christ, end times, or anything else other than a new Pope.

24 posted on 02/11/2013 5:41:31 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: GoDuke
I don’t ask this somewhat rhetorical question to be snarky, but, shouldn’t his, (and all of our) strength come from God? This seems highly unusual, especially coming from a Pope that is such a traditionalist.

I've thought the same thing. But it's not really a contradiction. There is room here for free will and human judgement, regarding the decision to resign because of incapacitation. The pope has prayed about it, and according to him, this is the decision that he feels called to.

The previous pope believed that he could witness to the value of suffering and aging, by staying in office.

Both are reasonable decisions.

25 posted on 02/11/2013 5:50:56 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Longbow1969
Oh good grief, it just means the Pope is old and unhealthy and is doing the right thing by stepping aside. There is no reason to think it's a signal of the anti-Christ, end times, or anything else other than a new Pope.

We agree to disagree.
26 posted on 02/11/2013 6:08:47 AM PST by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: Claud

I’d imagine that all the Cardinals in the world gathered to Rome to elect the next Pope would be a target the Jihadists would dream about attacking and attempting to annihilate. Think of the implications...


27 posted on 02/11/2013 6:32:00 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Claud
I don't put any weight in that prophecy, but I have one of my own.

My prophesy is, many new,"Christ Will Soon Surrender & Evacuate" books will be published.

First, they'll explain why they've been wrong in the past but are right this time. Have they tried, "Matthew 24 was misunderstood due to a punctuation error in the 1611 KJV translation" yet? That takes care of why they were wrong in the past and correct now with one simple explanation people would probably accept. Something similar happened in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" which led the Nazis to dig in the wrong place and everyone thought that was reasonable.

Someone can probably get a good deal of mileage out of the body of King Richard III having recently been found to get back to the link between the coming anti-Christ and the British Royals, too. With a Catholic priest as their starting point, (even though "everyone knows" no Catholic has been right about anything since around 68 AD), this breaths new life into the prophecy market Harold Camping brought to a screaching halt.

For "Surrender & Evacuate" authors, meat's back on the menu, boys.


28 posted on 02/11/2013 6:38:24 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I think JPII is who I had in mind with my comment. Also, he’s resigning as Pope, not as a Christian, as he points out he will continue on in prayer.

I wonder if he has an idea of who his replacement will be? Interesting times.


29 posted on 02/11/2013 6:42:39 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: GoDuke; BipolarBob
interestingly, as JPII got old, there were calls for his resignation. Cardinal Ratzinger stuck by him. Pope John Paul II's frailty, to ME, seemed to be a message about how the bishop of Rome is a man at the end, buoyed up by the Holy Spirit. When I saw Pope JP II, this man who in his prime was an alpin skier, a big tough guy, hunched over and moving with obvious pain, it seemed to me that the ONLY thing moving him, was God's grace. No man by himself could do what he did in when in such an age.

JP II was a lesson in that we should give up to God and ask the Holy Spirit to carry us

Pope Benedict's resignation is another example of a person humbly stating that the glory of God is paramount. in a different way

30 posted on 02/11/2013 6:58:26 AM PST by Cronos
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To: GoDuke

In another article they said he had announced that he’d participate in the conclave, so, I think he’ll have some influence on who the next Pope is.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 6:58:36 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

if it does happen, there will be army of God unleashed against the islamics...


32 posted on 02/11/2013 7:00:01 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Which fits right into a lot of Catholic prophecy.


33 posted on 02/11/2013 7:14:13 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Claud

Yesterday’s opening prayer for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time strikes me as appropriate for this moment:

Keep your family safe, O Lord, with unfailing care, that, relying solely on the hope of heavenly grace, they may be defended always by your protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


34 posted on 02/11/2013 7:17:57 AM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: mrsadams

Prayers for Pope Benedict.


35 posted on 02/11/2013 7:25:30 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: mrsadams
Continue to Pray for Pope Benedict [Ecumenical]
36 posted on 02/11/2013 8:49:18 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Cronos

And the guy TOOK A BULLET!


37 posted on 02/12/2013 11:19:04 AM PST by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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