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Dancelot

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Pope Benedikt resigns

now what's going on here? eek

can't say I'm too sad smile lol

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Reply #1 posted 02/11/13 3:25am

Dancelot

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flashback for the day: the "live feed thread" from 2005 when he was elected http://www.prince.org/msg/105/142095

[Edited 2/11/13 3:26am]

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Reply #2 posted 02/11/13 3:41am

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more details emerge

Rome (CNN) -- 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.

He has led church after the third-longest papacy in church history and during a time in which the church is declining in his native Europe but expanding in Africa and Latin America.

Benedict's time as pope has been marked with a series of scandals and controversies, including hundreds of new allegations of sexual abuse by priests.

http://edition.cnn.com/20...?hpt=hp_t1

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Reply #3 posted 02/11/13 3:48am

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Yes, highly unusual.

My guess wouldbe he's either a)very nearly about to pop his clogs or b)he's been embroiled in some papal politics of some sort. Who knows in an insititution that untransparant and shady?

I'm largely unmoved either way though. As always my only interest is the extent to which they cease immoral preaching and finally find some respectable ethics. So lets hope the next guy is more rooted in the real world.

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Reply #4 posted 02/11/13 3:58am

razor

There is of course also the possibility that something more serious is about to divulged, relating to the pedophile scandal for example.

I doubt it though, those guys have a long and proud record of "what goes on in Rome, stays in Rome"

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Reply #5 posted 02/11/13 4:02am

razor

Oh, and here's my suggested replacement. Ticks all the traditional boxes:

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Reply #6 posted 02/11/13 4:22am

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I guess he wanted better Rims on the Pope-mobile...

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Reply #7 posted 02/11/13 5:09am

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razor said:

There is of course also the possibility that something more serious is about to divulged, relating to the pedophile scandal for example.

I doubt it though, those guys have a long and proud record of "what goes on in Rome, stays in Rome"

eek Razor!! Where have you been?

oh and I could care less about this pope guy. shrug lol

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Reply #8 posted 02/11/13 5:23am

razor

noimageatall said:

razor said:

There is of course also the possibility that something more serious is about to divulged, relating to the pedophile scandal for example.

I doubt it though, those guys have a long and proud record of "what goes on in Rome, stays in Rome"

eek Razor!! Where have you been?

oh and I could care less about this pope guy. shrug lol

Oh you know, here and there; tea with the queen, that sort of thing smile

Just thought I'd pop in for a look-see.

[Edited 2/11/13 5:24am]

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Reply #9 posted 02/11/13 5:36am

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razor said:

noimageatall said:

eek Razor!! Where have you been?

oh and I could care less about this pope guy. shrug lol

Oh you know, here and there; tea with the queen, that sort of thing smile

Just thought I'd pop in for a look-see.

[Edited 2/11/13 5:24am]

lol

Missed you! smile

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Reply #10 posted 02/11/13 6:05am

Stymie

Good fucking riddens. wave

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Reply #11 posted 02/11/13 6:06am

razor

noimageatall said:

razor said:

Oh you know, here and there; tea with the queen, that sort of thing smile

Just thought I'd pop in for a look-see.

[Edited 2/11/13 5:24am]

lol

Missed you! smile

Very nice of you to say so. hug

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Reply #12 posted 02/11/13 6:20am

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hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

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Reply #13 posted 02/11/13 7:25am

imago

PurpleJedi said:

hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Please tell me you don't believe that end-of-days stuff.

I think the pope realizng his limited capabilities in light of his duties is an admirable thing to do. It shows he places the position or job above ego.

I think they'll continue with another hardline pope though. I don't see them going back to a 'softer' guy given the perceived social 'shift' in richer countries.

I think they need a latin Amerian pope.

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Reply #14 posted 02/11/13 7:40am

V10LETBLUES

A Pope in his late 80's resigns for health reasons. Big suprise there. Next time they will choose a much younger one. Maybe someone as young as his early 70's

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Reply #15 posted 02/11/13 7:41am

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V10LETBLUES said:

A Pope in his late 80's resigns for health reasons. Big suprise there. Next time they will choose a much younger one. Maybe someone as young as his early 70's

fishslap

Actually it IS a big surprise...did you not read the story?

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Reply #16 posted 02/11/13 7:43am

Timmy84

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hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Wait, Jedi, are you serious or? Because you're just talking weird. lol

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Reply #17 posted 02/11/13 7:48am

V10LETBLUES

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Reply #18 posted 02/11/13 7:50am

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imago said:

PurpleJedi said:

hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Please tell me you don't believe that end-of-days stuff.

I think the pope realizng his limited capabilities in light of his duties is an admirable thing to do. It shows he places the position or job above ego.

I think they'll continue with another hardline pope though. I don't see them going back to a 'softer' guy given the perceived social 'shift' in richer countries.

I think they need a latin Amerian pope.

There is a Cardinal(?) from Honduras who was in the running when Pope Benedict was elected.

I would personally love to see him elected. Maybe breathe fresh life into the Catholic faith.

As for the Malachy prophecies... shrug ...as I said, IF you believe in it, then this shocking news sort'a falls right into play. I'm not saying that Malachy was legit, I'm not saying he wasn't. I'm just saying that it fits into what I recall about this 12th Century prophecy.

The next one is supposed to be;

(#)112 Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.

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Reply #19 posted 02/11/13 7:53am

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Timmy84 said:

PurpleJedi said:

hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Wait, Jedi, are you serious or? Because you're just talking weird. lol

wink

Let's just say that I'm sitting at my desk, calmly, not really setting off any sirens or anything.

But if this resignation sets things in motion that result in the fall of Rome...I'm buying up all the canned tuna and bottled water I can get my hands on.

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Reply #20 posted 02/11/13 7:55am

razor

PurpleJedi said:

imago said:

Please tell me you don't believe that end-of-days stuff.

I think the pope realizng his limited capabilities in light of his duties is an admirable thing to do. It shows he places the position or job above ego.

I think they'll continue with another hardline pope though. I don't see them going back to a 'softer' guy given the perceived social 'shift' in richer countries.

I think they need a latin Amerian pope.

There is a Cardinal(?) from Honduras who was in the running when Pope Benedict was elected.

I would personally love to see him elected. Maybe breathe fresh life into the Catholic faith.

As for the Malachy prophecies... shrug ...as I said, IF you believe in it, then this shocking news sort'a falls right into play. I'm not saying that Malachy was legit, I'm not saying he wasn't. I'm just saying that it fits into what I recall about this 12th Century prophecy.

The next one is supposed to be;

(#)112 Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.

And indeed the favourite to take the post is a Peter: Peter Turkson.

Not that that stops such prophecies being any other than eniterly unmitigated arse-gravy of course.

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Reply #21 posted 02/11/13 7:59am

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razor said:

PurpleJedi said:

There is a Cardinal(?) from Honduras who was in the running when Pope Benedict was elected.

I would personally love to see him elected. Maybe breathe fresh life into the Catholic faith.

As for the Malachy prophecies... shrug ...as I said, IF you believe in it, then this shocking news sort'a falls right into play. I'm not saying that Malachy was legit, I'm not saying he wasn't. I'm just saying that it fits into what I recall about this 12th Century prophecy.

The next one is supposed to be;

(#)112 Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.

And indeed the favourite to take the post is a Peter: Peter Turkson.

Not that that stops such prophecies being any other than eniterly unmitigated arse-gravy of course.

eek

I'm telling you...tuna and bottled water.

razz

...and falloff at "arse-gravy" ! spit

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Reply #22 posted 02/11/13 8:09am

prittypriss

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hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Very interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._the_Popes

He seemed to be right on track with all the popes he selected.

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Reply #23 posted 02/11/13 8:18am

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prittypriss said:

PurpleJedi said:

hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Very interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._the_Popes

He seemed to be right on track with all the popes he selected.

+

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Reply #24 posted 02/11/13 8:20am

razor

prittypriss said:

PurpleJedi said:

hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

omg

...so if a black/hispanic Pope is elected next...I'm buying a bunker

Very interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._the_Popes

He seemed to be right on track with all the popes he selected.

You've got to be kidding? Have you read them? Its worse than astrology. Its undoubtedly a late 16th century forgery whereby every pope before that date is described clearly and every one after can only be linked only by the most tenuous and post hoc logic. In that sense, its very biblical.

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Reply #25 posted 02/11/13 8:22am

Timmy84

PurpleJedi said:

Timmy84 said:

Wait, Jedi, are you serious or? Because you're just talking weird. lol

wink

Let's just say that I'm sitting at my desk, calmly, not really setting off any sirens or anything.

But if this resignation sets things in motion that result in the fall of Rome...I'm buying up all the canned tuna and bottled water I can get my hands on.

falloff

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Reply #26 posted 02/11/13 8:23am

V10LETBLUES

PurpleJedi said:

hmm

Very strange indeed.

Anyone who follows the Malachy Prophecies for the "End of the World" is going to flip out because this Pope's reign was supposed to be cut short, and the next pope is supposed to be "dark" (I guess either black or hispanic) and is supposed to be the last Pope before the End of Days.

I don't know about the End Of The World, but it looks like the "end of days" for the Catholic Church is slowly approaching. They need to make dramatic significant changes. The long standing sexual assault crimes against CHILDREN committed by the church are a despicable disgrace that I do not know what the Church can do to stop it's own downfall.

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V10LETBLUES said:

I don't know about the End Of The World, but it looks like the "end of days" for the Catholic Church is slowly approaching. They need to make dramatic significant changes. The long standing sexual assault crimes against CHILDREN committed by deviant members of the church are a despicable disgrace that I do not know what the Church can do to stop it's own downfall.

Fixed it for you. no no no!

Time to allow married priests. nod

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Reply #28 posted 02/11/13 8:35am

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razor said:

prittypriss said:

Very interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/w..._the_Popes

He seemed to be right on track with all the popes he selected.

You've got to be kidding? Have you read them? Its worse than astrology. Its undoubtedly a late 16th century forgery whereby every pope before that date is described clearly and every one after can only be linked only by the most tenuous and post hoc logic. In that sense, its very biblical.

I am betting on the reasonable expectation that you're correct.

...but still...

Target has a 4-pack of Bumble Bee tuna on Sale for $3.89

...just sayin'

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Reply #29 posted 02/11/13 8:37am

V10LETBLUES

PurpleJedi said:

V10LETBLUES said:

I don't know about the End Of The World, but it looks like the "end of days" for the Catholic Church is slowly approaching. They need to make dramatic significant changes. The long standing sexual assault crimes against CHILDREN committed by deviant members of the church are a despicable disgrace that I do not know what the Church can do to stop it's own downfall.

Fixed it for you. no no no!

Time to allow married priests. nod

So So many though. DO they not represent the church? Do the widespread actions by the church to hide such deviant behavior by so many of it's members NOT represent the church? What does? What in hell does.

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