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    Default Pope to resign

    This just on Ch6, Pope to resign. Health or ?


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    After 2 John Pauls it's time for Pope George Ringo I.
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    I would imagine his health is the issue. At his age, some kind of dementia would not be out of the question.

    Whatever it is, it's got to be pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMama View Post
    I would imagine his health is the issue. At his age, some kind of dementia would not be out of the question.

    Whatever it is, it's got to be pretty bad.
    I feel like there must be another non-health issue. I mean the catholic church has been handling sick old popes since forever, including the last one, so I don't see why things would change now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robot View Post
    I feel like there must be another non-health issue. I mean the catholic church has been handling sick old popes since forever, including the last one, so I don't see why things would change now.
    It could be the realization that he is 85, and just doesn't physically have it to travel around the world and minister to the flock. He was supposed to come to Philadelphia in 2015, at the age of 87. Yes, that sort of travel at his age doesn't beat a body up...
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    that pretty much sums it up.
    Now if only members of congress would follow suit!


    Quote Originally Posted by Hospitalitygirl View Post
    It could be the realization that he is 85, and just doesn't physically have it to travel around the world and minister to the flock. He was supposed to come to Philadelphia in 2015, at the age of 87. Yes, that sort of travel at his age doesn't beat a body up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKD19124 View Post
    that pretty much sums it up.
    Now if only members of congress would follow suit!
    And City Council.

    A friend wrote on FB earlier: Pope Benedict resigned for the good of the Catholic Church. I think Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown should resign for the good of the City Of Philadelphia."

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    Quote Originally Posted by robot View Post
    I feel like there must be another non-health issue. I mean the catholic church has been handling sick old popes since forever, including the last one, so I don't see why things would change now.
    After them dragging Pope John Paul II body around all those years, I would imagine that NO ONE would want to go through that again. Especially Benedict who was there and SAW that first hand.


    Of course if the next pope lives a long and healthy life, people will forget about that and will start the cycle again...
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    The Archbishop of Dublin Diamuid Martin would be an interesting choice for Pope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hospitalitygirl View Post
    It could be the realization that he is 85, and just doesn't physically have it to travel around the world and minister to the flock. He was supposed to come to Philadelphia in 2015, at the age of 87. Yes, that sort of travel at his age doesn't beat a body up...
    According to the latest information from the Vatican, this is it exactly.

    I'm glad I was apparently wrong about his being very ill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMama View Post
    According to the latest information from the Vatican, this is it exactly.

    I'm glad I was apparently wrong about his being very ill.

    That is there story and they are sticking to it....
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    I'm glad there will be a new pope, also glad it's not because he died.

    Maybe the church can finally get a pope that makes the RC church relevant again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixiboi View Post
    After them dragging Pope John Paul II body around all those years, I would imagine that NO ONE would want to go through that again. Especially Benedict who was there and SAW that first hand.


    Of course if the next pope lives a long and healthy life, people will forget about that and will start the cycle again...
    Now this is an undeserved cheapshot on John Paul II. It's obvious where your 'soul' is going when you're done getting dragged around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsYouWere View Post
    Now this is an undeserved cheapshot on John Paul II. It's obvious where your 'soul' is going when you're done getting dragged around.
    Oh no, it wasn't a cheap shot at jpIi, more a shot at the church who push him around for years. It was just so horrible watching him deteriate right in front of us. The church just wasn't ready for the era of us being able to see that on tv everyday.

    It was a huge debate in the catholic community for years before his death.
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    It was all a mistake. Some journalist disguised as a waiter misunderstood an order for ex-Benedict.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin P. Varga View Post
    After 2 John Pauls it's time for Pope George Ringo I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mixiboi View Post
    Oh no, it wasn't a cheap shot at jpIi, more a shot at the church who push him around for years. It was just so horrible watching him deteriate right in front of us. The church just wasn't ready for the era of us being able to see that on tv everyday.

    It was a huge debate in the catholic community for years before his death.
    I just don't buy that he was pushed or dragged anywhere he didn't want to go. John suffered from severe osteoarthrosis, Parkinson's, and had trouble hearing, but no mention of dementia. Also I never heard anything about that debate except that the catholic community is rather lost these days, thanks to a culture of pedophilia in the ranks. It was complications from influenza that brought John's end.

    We have an 85yo relative with early dementia that still takes care of himself (with lots of help) and chooses when and where he goes and still shares an apt with his wife. It's not easy to watch someone get old but calling it horrible is a stretch, maybe sad is a better word.

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    I also found it hard to see John Paul II in his final years. When he first became Pope, he was strong and vital. The shooting took its toll, of course, but so did age.

    The old days of the Pope sitting in the Vatican, making occasional appearances at his window, and going through St. Peter's in a chair are over. The Pope is expected to fly all over the world and take a more active role. Any pope's ability to do this will certainly be an issue from here on.

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    it already is relevant. it's the people who want the church to change for selfish reasons.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gladys View Post
    I'm glad there will be a new pope, also glad it's not because he died.

    Maybe the church can finally get a pope that makes the RC church relevant again.

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    I'm old line Protestant, so the pope's resignation is probably a lot more important than I can absorb.

    Anyway, I heard that a lot of people would welcome an African or South American pope because of the church's climbing membership rates in those populations. I wonder what the likelihood of it is.

 

 

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