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Pope Benedict To Resign by popoyeh(m): 11:58am On Feb 11, 2013
The Vatican just announced some minutes ago that the Pope, Pope Benedict will resign on February 28. CNN just confirmed it. Anyone with details should please let us know.

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Geezle(m): 12:02pm On Feb 11, 2013
10:57AM GMT 11 Feb 2013

Benedict XVI was one of the oldest new popes in history when he was elected in 2005

Last year the Pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appeared to have trouble reading the text of an address he delivered in Rome.

There was no immediate comment from the Vatican.

More to follow.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/9862194/Pope-Benedict-XVI-to-resign.html
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Havilah93(m): 12:02pm On Feb 11, 2013
@Reuters 2m
Vatican confirms Pope
Benedict to resign on
February 28

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by fittty(m): 12:03pm On Feb 11, 2013
Just saw it on cnn breaking news

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by adanny01(m): 12:08pm On Feb 11, 2013
This is front page news. This is reported all over the news. I hear his resignation will take effect
28th February.

We are watching.
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by popoyeh(m): 12:10pm On Feb 11, 2013
A news conference will take place shortly.
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Igwe9(m): 12:12pm On Feb 11, 2013
Well, God remains the same.

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by justwise(m): 12:17pm On Feb 11, 2013
African time to become a Pope, a Nigerian probably.

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by nuelnuel: 12:20pm On Feb 11, 2013
Pope says he is unable to continue in office due to advanced age, resigning in full freedom
source:http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-pope-confirm-idUSBRE91A0A120130211
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Nonybb: 12:34pm On Feb 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI says he would resign on feb 28, CNN announces this morning. The pope is saying for no known reasons as to why he is resigning. The reporters saying "he is resigning in full freedom". He is the oldest Pope the catholics have had in history of papacy. The question begging for answers now is, will Nigeria and perphaps Africans have the prospects of having the new pope among themselves? The new pope would not be choosen until an election is done within the vatican. His resignation is not attributed to any illness or incapacitation.
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by omicron(m): 12:44pm On Feb 11, 2013
I wish him well
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Nobody: 12:45pm On Feb 11, 2013
dullest pope so far! lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

Pope John Paul II is still the best even in death! undecided undecided
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by omicron(m): 12:47pm On Feb 11, 2013
greateros: dullest pope so far! lipsrsealed lipsrsealed

Pope John Paul II is still the best even in death! undecided undecided
what do you know about popes?

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by executinal(m): 12:47pm On Feb 11, 2013
Best of Luck Pope Benedict XVI.

Time for Catholic politics

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by kaysy(m): 12:48pm On Feb 11, 2013
Why?
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by merengue: 12:48pm On Feb 11, 2013
I hope our civil servants who have been celebrating their 55th birthday anniversaries for the last 10 years and the African megalomaniacs (Robert Mugabe, Sam Nujoma, Issa Hayatou, Paul Biya and co) learn a thing or two on how to bow out gracefully. Tua perfrui, Euge Dignum Quiete, sanctitas tua!!!!!

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by YellowMosquito(m): 12:49pm On Feb 11, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI of the Roman Catholic Church has decided to resign from his post, the Vatican has announced.

"The pope announced that he will leave his ministry at 8:00 pm (19:00 GMT) on February 28," said a Vatican spokesman, Federico Lombardi, on Monday.

Benedict, born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, is the 265th Pope, and began his papacy on April 19, 2005.

The Pope had announced his decision in Latin during a canonisation ceremony on Monday morning, reported Al Jazeera's Sabina Castelfranco from Bologna. She said the move to resign was "something that we have not seen in modern times".

Benedict, 85, said that he no longer had the strength to fulfill his duties, due to his advanced age, the Reuters news agency reported.

"For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter," he said according to a statement from the Vatican.

The senior cardinal of the Vatican will take over Benedict's duties following his stepping down, until a conclave of Catholic Church cardinals can be held to choose his successor. The conclave could be held as early as mid-March, as the traditional mourning time that would follow the death of a pope does not have to be observed in this case.

The Vatican said that it expected the period between Benedict's stepping down and the selection of a successor to be "as brief as possible".

Pope Benedict had hinted in a book of interviews in 2010 that he might resign if he felt he was no longer able to carry out his duties.

The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants. Benedict called his choice ``a decision of great importance for the life of the church".










Source:

Al Jazeera and agencies


http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/02/2013211105348481339.html
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by batiatus(m): 12:50pm On Feb 11, 2013
angels and demons part 2 begins, who will be the next pope?

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by greatgod2012(f): 12:51pm On Feb 11, 2013
Why? Why? Why? Please, someone to tell us why?
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Nobody: 12:51pm On Feb 11, 2013
funny enough someone opened a thread on this in April 2010 and he meant it as joke. But almost three years now and it is real.

https://www.nairaland.com/423359/pope-benedict-xvi-resigns

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by neksummi(m): 12:52pm On Feb 11, 2013
Do popes do resign? Wish the very best anyway.
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by Nobody: 12:52pm On Feb 11, 2013
ThankGod he's not a Nigerian,he would have died in that position.good man I tell ya.


Buhari on my mind.

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Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by elampiro(m): 12:52pm On Feb 11, 2013
It's on CNN.

Pope Benedict to resign February 28



UPDATED: Feb 11, 2013 11:37 GMT

Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 28, his spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told CNN Monday.

The 85-year-old pope is resigning "because of advanced age," Benedict told the cardinals of the Catholic Church on Monday.

"Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me," the pope told the cardinals, according to the Vatican.

The last pope to resign was Gregory XII in 1415. He did so to end a civil war within the church in which more than one man claimed to be pope.

Benedict, the 265th pope, is the sixth German to serve as pope and the first since the 11th century. He became pope in 2005.


http://cnnmobile.com/primary/fullarticle?articleId=cnn/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation&pageSize=10&category=intl
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by BabaEleko(m): 12:53pm On Feb 11, 2013
Please, what is the function of a Pope?
Re: Pope Benedict To Resign by ELgordo(m): 12:53pm On Feb 11, 2013
Hope you guys know that the next pope coming in is going to be the one to usher in the Antichrist he is going to be the False Prophet . . . Heads up people Rapture is the next thing . . . This new pope in going to be in full support of same sex Marriage. . Let us hold hands and pray we get close to God. . .Jesus Christ

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