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Huntard
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Message 1 of 6 (690253)
02-11-2013 8:15 AM


Well, for the first time in 800 years or so, the current Pope is going to resign his office voluntarily on February 28:

http://www.reuters.com/...pope-resigns-idUSBRE91A0BH20130211

Methinks he just wanted to beat our queen to it.


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Message 2 of 6 (690254)
02-11-2013 8:42 AM
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02-11-2013 8:15 AM


here's the truth:
http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/...nted-by-satan-2013021159277
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AZPaul3
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Message 3 of 6 (690256)
02-11-2013 9:20 AM
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02-11-2013 8:15 AM


Well, for the first time in 800 years or so, the current Pope is going to resign his office voluntarily on February 28

So he's not going to jail?

[yawn]

ok

[/yawn]

Know what we need? We need a yawn/bored smilie.


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Message 4 of 6 (690308)
02-11-2013 4:30 PM
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02-11-2013 8:15 AM


or ... Pope too pooped to participate pompously ...

Enjoy


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Message 5 of 6 (690376)
02-12-2013 12:17 PM
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02-11-2013 4:30 PM


So that's it for Pope Benedict,
Who's frailty we all could predict

He was elected at near eighty
served 7 years for the laity

And now will retire his Schtick.


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Message 6 of 6 (690430)
02-13-2013 3:16 AM


Papal terminology
I noticed that the press everywhere seemed to be reporting this as the Pope 'resigning', but wouldn't a Pope abdicate like a monarch, rather than resign? I would put it down to using more modern terminology, but no one's accusing Beatrix of resignation - she's universally an abdicator.
  
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