Skip to comments.Pope Says He's Resigning for the 'Good of Church'
Posted on 02/13/2013 6:22:41 AM PST by marshmallow
VATICAN CITY (AP) Looking tired but serene, Pope Benedict XVI told the thousands who gathered for his weekly audience that he was resigning for "the good of the church" an extraordinary scene that unfolded in his first appearance since dropping the bombshell announcement.
The 85-year-old Benedict basked in more than a minute-long standing ovation when he entered the packed hall for his traditional Wednesday catechism lesson. He was interrupted repeatedly by applause, and many in the audience of thousands had tears in their eyes.
A huge banner reading "Grazie Santita" (Thank you Your Holiness) was strung up at the back of the room.
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Peter the Roman?
Hmmmm......exciting times we live in. Come Lord Jesus, come!
To paraphrase Patrick Henry, ... Barack the First may profit from his example!
These are dangerous times.
Prayers up for B16, for the next pope, and for the Church.
I agree. My guess is that he's convinced he doesn't have much time left on this Earth, and wants to ensure the papacy is left in capable hands.
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