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Why did the pope resign?

we just heard! there hasn't been a pope that resigned in 600 years! why did he resign?!? and when is he going to leave office?!?

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He feels he is too old and frail and physically cannot keep up with the demands of the job.

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It has been stated that he resigned because of advancing age. I beleave he's leaving on February 23

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I heard the 28th
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Resigned for age and health reasons. Out by the end of February.

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The Pope resigned because he feels he can't lead his flock [people] as well as he feels he should, due to declining age issues..

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He said because of old age .

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Do you mean besides the reasons he gave to the press? Are you calling the Pope a liar?

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No, I just wanted to know why he resigned... His reasons for resigning! How would I be calling the pope a lier?
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nblack..he probably asked because all he heard was the Pope was leaving and did not hear the reason:)
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He sees so much evil. People do not listen to him; North Korea, Iran and all of the other haters of mankind, are just too much for him. He is a Man of God, and i do believe that God, Himself, is going to make retribution. Evil does not stand a chance against God. I have children, which I am trying to protect. Evil is evil, and it is going to take the Wrath of God, The Almighty to handle this situation.






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I don't think that's why, I think it's because, like the others, he did because of his health and he knows another pope will do a better job than him right now! But, I totally agree with you!
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So the Pope resigned because the US is fixated on some "enemies"?
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... What does the US got to do with the Pope?.... I don't understand what you are saying!
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He is getting to old and can not fulfill his job as a Pope.

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he's like old and stuff

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he feels he is to frail in mind and body to continue much longer anyway

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i named a cockroach Jeffrey (dont judge me, im special)
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i used to have a monkey named charles (hes gone now :( )
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I knew this pope was going to resign by the time he was anointed by God. God had anointed the Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze to lead the flock. So, he was forced by God to God himself and no one else. Secondly, God wanted to reveal his powers over injustices that were surrounding the catholic church.

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He said he did this by his own will!
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It's possible he resigned because of leaked information by his butler about some inappropriate financial dealings.

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Possible, but I heard his speech and he didn't say that! Thanks!
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because of rough behaivour of boss

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I don't think so, but thanks for answering!
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what is that

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......... what is what?
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because he is sick and tied of all the religious conflict in this world, that's why

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Of the religious conflict??? But Thanks for answering anyway
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Something is bad going to happen since this never happened and rumor has it black Pope might occur

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There are no black cardinals.... And why is something bad going to happen when the cardinals can only pick good poeple to be the pope! Thanks for answering
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Because in the days we live the Catholic churches are corrupt and if you don't believe in what I say about Black Cardinals do some research. And no problem
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Ok, well.. I still think the Pope coming is going to be a good Pope an this Pope will lead our faith, not to corruptness (if that is a word) but to the path leading to Christ!
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ok I'm not catholic but lets hope for the best.
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You know the pope can act good and be evil ... Just like in Assassin's Creed.
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There is no one in the world who is as good or pure as Jesus or God
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He is leaving because he feels that to be pope you need to be physically and mentally strong, and he has recognized that even though he is not ill, he feels that he is now physically unable to take on the pope duties. He will publicly step down on February 28.

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The MEDIA said His advancing age and declining health. That is all we can know for sure, whatever the MEDIA tells us...

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Idc about he MEDIA. Thanks for answering
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The Vatican probably has someone lined up that the public will better receive. Just watch, the next pope probably won't look like an evil Star Wars villain.

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The pope now looks evil? And he wasn't forced... He said so himself. Thanks for answering
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Hes too old..... lol

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he is not healthy and hes really old

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He feels like he is too old to continue as pope.

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He feels he is too old and sickly to do his job properly.

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As a cardinal he looked up if you could resign and the best way in case pope john paul wanted to resign cause of his disease Parkinson's. So now he thinks that he is not strong enough to carry on as pope. And what a bad time to resign cause of easter coming up soon hope that answered your ?
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no problem ps he going to live in a monistary for the rest of his life as a mong
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also he resigns on febuary 28
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Wanted more time to golf.

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i get it : )
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Because he was a member of da Hitler youth... (@ least dat's what I heard)

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I don't think so, he wouldn't be elected pope if a was a nazi... Thanks for answering
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he quit because he was a nazi youth and didnt think tht would help the church hate the church and the popes

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Thy wouldn't pick the pope now if he was a nazi..... Thanks for answering
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I heard his health wasn't in good condition.

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After getting busted, he had two choices: Resign, or be jailed. http://wegoats.com/files/Pope-evil-children.jpg (Oh, and he's old).

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The answer, RD, is because of age :(

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age an d helth

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Because our people are under attack. He realizes the fact that he isn't in the condition to lead our people. He knows that we need a younger Pope. And BTW, he was a member of the Hitler group but he had no choice when he was a kid. He renounced those ways. So if you ignorant people could kindly stop saying that he is a Nazi, that would be nice.

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