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    Pope to resign.

    First time this has happened in 600 years or so.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/wo...tire.html?_r=0


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    Good to see him acknowledge it. It still is a supremely important and looked-up to position and makes great demands on the Pope. In the past, the Popes would hang on to the position well past their ability to do the day-to-day work had passed.

    Despite my problems with his Organization, he seemed to me to be geniunely caring, progressive and authentic in his concern for the common man.

    I do wonder if this will lead to a younger Pontiff and maybe some Progressive changes in the Hierarchy...
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    Re: Pope to resign.

    I thought they had to died in order to get out of being the pope. I'm being serious in saying this. I thought it was a position for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Tar View Post
    I thought they had to died in order to get out of being the pope. I'm being serious in saying this. I thought it was a position for life.

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    Yes, Pope's are allowed to abdicate the Papacy. It's extremely rare that it happens, but it's allowed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Labratt21 View Post
    Yes, Pope's are allowed to abdicate the Papacy. It's extremely rare that it happens, but it's allowed.
    last time was in the 1400's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfan0417 View Post
    last time was in the 1400's?
    I might be mistaken but I think that's the only time.


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    Probably going to be released tomorrow that he was caught raping a little boy.



    Darn Catholics.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Tar View Post
    I thought they had to died in order to get out of being the pope. I'm being serious in saying this. I thought it was a position for life.

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    Well, when you're elected when you're 80, that's not a very long term.



    How come there's never a strapping young lad who's 25 years old who's given the position of Pope? Not enough 'experience'?





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    Pope to resign.

    He's just taking some time off to focus on his new snow removal business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    How come there's never a strapping young lad who's 25 years old who's given the position of Pope? Not enough 'experience'?
    Typically, 25-year olds aren't as fundamentally closed-minded as 80-year olds. Occupational requirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaypers View Post
    Typically, 25-year olds aren't as fundamentally closed-minded as 80-year olds. Occupational requirement.

    Very true.


    I just don't understand Catholicism. It seems so archaic to me. Just repeat a bunch of stuff and blah blah blah. If someone wants to practice religion, that's all fine, but I don't understand a religion that has such a repetitive nature, HORRIBLE stigma and reputation, and who think they can be forgiven from sins by sitting in a box confessing. Now don't get me wrong, I was in church, a General Baptist, for 20 years, and I don't buy their garbage either, but Pentecostal and Catholics have always driven me insane.

    If I were raised Catholic, I would NEVER admit it in public. Because when I think Catholic, I think of raping little boys. So pardon me for having this stereotype.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    Very true.


    I just don't understand Catholicism. It seems so archaic to me. Just repeat a bunch of stuff and blah blah blah. If someone wants to practice religion, that's all fine, but I don't understand a religion that has such a repetitive nature, HORRIBLE stigma and reputation, and who think they can be forgiven from sins by sitting in a box confessing. Now don't get me wrong, I was in church, a General Baptist, for 20 years, and I don't buy their garbage either, but Pentecostal and Catholics have always driven me insane.

    If I were raised Catholic, I would NEVER admit it in public. Because when I think Catholic, I think of raping little boys. So pardon me for having this stereotype.
    Man, talk about being closed-minded, intolerant and ignorant.

    Do you believe all Muslims have bombs attached to their chests as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onionring9 View Post
    Man, talk about being intolerant and ignorant.

    Do you believe all Muslims have bombs attached to their chests as well?

    And all black people have guns, all Mexicans steal, and all Asians know karate.





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    And onion rings are lame.





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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfan0417 View Post
    last time was in the 1400's?
    The last pope to voluntarily resign was Celestine V in 1294. In fact, this was such a big deal at the time that Dante uses him as a nameless figure in Inferno (I believe the poem takes place on Good Friday in the year 1300, but I could be mistaken.)
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