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Posted on 02/28/2013 5:56:43 AM PST by Biggirl
Pope Benedict XVI has vowed "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor.
He was speaking on his final day in office at the Vatican to his cardinals, one of whom will be elected next month to replace him.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
The Pope's abdication and pledge of obedience to his successor underline the fact that the primacy and infallibility of the Pope inhere in the office and not in the officeholder.
I look at it as a reminder of “letting go” and “letting God”.
Quite right and proper. However, in as much as Benedict XVI was almost uniformly regarded by Orthodox Christians as the best Pope of Rome since the Latin Schism, I think those of us in the East very much hope that one obedience laid on him by his successor will be to provide counsel and advice.
Look for whoever comes after B16 to seek his councel and advice.
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