Monday, 11 February 2013

pope resigning. first time in 600 years

On a call today I got a flash on my iPad that the Pope had resigned.  I had to end the convo because I was completely distracted.

Not knowing what to do, I called my grandma.  For some reason I just read the following from a Fox News article to her ... mostly because it said that it had been 600 years.  



In a sudden announcement that caught Catholics around the world off guard, Pope Benedict XVI said he will resign at the end of February, becoming the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years. 
The 85-year-old pontiff made the announcement Monday, saying he no longer had the strength to carry out his papal duties. 
"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the pope said according to a statement released by the Vatican.
"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry."- Pope Benedict XVI 
He said he is aware of the "seriousness" of his resignation, but that he did so in "full freedom." He will live out his days on Vatican grounds, according to officials.

she asked me how i felt. for some reason i just started singing this song.  She said that it felt like the right song:



this is how a local priest felt folks felt





1 comment:

Annie said...

Wow, what a day for the Catholics. Great song. :)