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Pope Benedict XVI is Resigning

Last posted Feb 11, 2013 at 06:21PM EST. Added Feb 11, 2013 at 09:40AM EST
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Today, the whole world was shocked when His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning as Pope on February 28th due to health issues. The Pope has been known for a 2009 scandal in which he and many other priests were accused of child molestation. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI has become the first Pope to use social networking.

Feb 11, 2013 at 09:40AM EST
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Adam DeLand wrote:

Funny, I expected him to fall down a reactor shaft.


Dat reference.

Feb 11, 2013 at 12:25PM EST
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Q. M. wrote:

Oh, so… the position’s open, then?

If you’re a Cardinal, then yes it will be open after the 28th.

Feb 11, 2013 at 12:36PM EST
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Q. M. wrote:

Oh, so… the position’s open, then?

You can’t be Pope, Quantum.

But seriously, what’s the likelihood that we’ll see a mixed race Pope one day?

Feb 11, 2013 at 02:04PM EST
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Verbose wrote:

You can’t be Pope, Quantum.

But seriously, what’s the likelihood that we’ll see a mixed race Pope one day?

Well I find it very likely if I you just let me get the job I don’t know, after all, ‘They’ are racist if they say that the ‘chosen one’ can’t look anything other than white…

Feb 11, 2013 at 02:14PM EST
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Verbose wrote:

You can’t be Pope, Quantum.

But seriously, what’s the likelihood that we’ll see a mixed race Pope one day?

Increasing, actually. A greater and greater percentage of the world’s Catholics live in Africa. Not to mention that the amount of people in Europe and North America willing to become Catholic priests is decreasing fairly rapidly; Ireland and Poland are the main strongholds in Europe left.
Odds are we’ll see an African Pope by the end of the century. Whether or not they’re mixed race is hard to say.

Feb 11, 2013 at 02:20PM EST
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Crimson Locks wrote:

Pope’s can resign? I thought they had to be popes until they died.

For a while I thought the same thing about Supreme Court justices, but apparently it’s the same thing with them.

Feb 11, 2013 at 04:20PM EST
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*begins reading topic

I better not hear a Star Wars reference

*gets past the second post

Feb 11, 2013 at 04:20PM EST
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Crimson Locks wrote:

Pope’s can resign? I thought they had to be popes until they died.

Popes could resign, though it has been over 600 years since the last Pope’s resignation. The last pope to resign prior to Pope Benedict XVI was Pope Gregory XII in 1415.

Feb 11, 2013 at 04:37PM EST
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>Health issues
So he’s getting that kiddie thing sorted out

I mean down with the sith lord.

Feb 11, 2013 at 06:21PM EST
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