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So.....the Pope is resigning

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Rayvenstar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just came in as breaking news. Pope Benedict XVI is resigning....

There's not much on it so far. Some are saying it's due to a decline in health and others are saying no reason has been given. Time will tell I suppose.


I always thought Popes couldn't resign.....
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h-irsch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Even though I have an extreme dislike for the Catholic Church and the Vatican, I can't help but sit back and wonder what will happen next.

If we get a new Pope, who will it be? Most likely somebody who isn't a decent human being but hey, that's simply how life is.
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
And lightning struck the vatican.

THE ANTI-CHRIST IS COMING!
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h-irsch Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I won't be surprised if that shit happens soon. If anything happens, there will always be religions folks who will run around and scream that the dark anti-Christ is going to arrive very soon while months pass and nothing happens.
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hanciong Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought Popes couldn't resign..... --> yeah, me too
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JessaFlux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013   Photographer
They can when they get that old and are maybe facing dementia. Better to resign than get kicked out.
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NecroRaevyn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Writer
"Just came in as breaking news. Pope Benedict XVI is resigning....
Good for him.
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mylastel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Yeah, I even thought that Popes won't resign too early. :XD: But most people in their old age must resign from their jobs 'cause they may be at risk.. and the Pope will have plenty of time for his wife and kids. :lmao: Haha!
There were some gossips that other races will have a chance, but for me as a Catholic, I'd still prefer a European Pope other than Asian (like myself) or any other. :peace: And how I wish, they could choose someone a bit younger so he can serve for more years to come, just like Pope John Paul (my favorite).
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm wondering if there'll ever be a female pope before the church's inevitable death.
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keychain-XIII Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, he's apparently the first pope to do so in years. But either he resigns from being the pope like a guy quits his dayjob, or he dies, I still say good ridance. I don't care what position he's in, or how close to "God" he is, he's still a pedophile, he's still a quitter, and he's still an embarassement to society
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Didj Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Well, woop-de-fucking-doo. Now the Catholics of the world will have to worship a different old fart. Maybe the next one won't be a pedophile enabling Emperor Palpatine look-a-like. You know I heard a rumor a few years back that they chose such an old man to be the pope because they were fairly certain that the world was going to come to an end real soon anyways.
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
*recalls the prophecies of Nostradamus about a black pope*
*connects all dots*

Time to get paranoid again. :eager:
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Umagic65 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I heard this on the news; but apparently, the Pope's palace thing was stuck by lightning.
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ittaqpatty Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh no thats "terrible".^^ At least we germans can say "we were the pope" (a joke based on a german newspaper).
In earnest , everyone should believe what you want, but i think the church (mainly the catholic church) is today only a relict from an old time
and nothing really change when the head of them is only someone that could come from such that time.
But yeah maybe they want no change, maybe they can't change something without destroy themselfes.
I wish good luck to "Joseph Ratzinger " hope he can enjoy his pension^^
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TheArtOfCBYoung Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So that's what the pope decided to give up for lent? That's hardcore.
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome :lol:
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah. :lol:
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XXtraPrince Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
The information I have is that three have, previously: in 1025, 1250, 1415 and now in 2013. I am not a Christian, but I respect his decision; he knew he couldn't hack it anymore and was honest enough to say so. And now he can write a book no-one else can write: "The Man Who Used to be Pope" by Joe Ratzinger.
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Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
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BrennanBA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think Peter Cardinal Turkson will be the next Pope, it was between him and Ratzinger when John Paul died.
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I am betting the new elected pope will be in his fifties to early sixties, and thus will reign longer than Benedict did.
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VictorianExcentric Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, I do find that a cause for some respect irrespective of others disagreement I might have had with the man.

It takes an unusual mind to willingly relinquish this kind of power. To willingly accept one's waning strength and gracefully step away from power before one becomes a "propped up preserved mummy" deserves some lauding.

VE.
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WolfRaid Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
i didn't think popes can resign. this is new for me.
but now that he's stepped down, i wonder who's gonna be the next pope?
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is a Zionist world that we are living in!

[link]
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:iconmarahuta:
Marahuta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
:iconfacepalmplz:
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondoublefacepalmplz:
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sucks, I know.
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Marahuta Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I was reffering to you :icondoublefacepalmplz:
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Referring*
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:iconmarahuta:
Marahuta Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
point still stands
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Point still points*
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:iconmarahuta:
Marahuta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:icondoublefacepalmplz:
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The only world that you are a part of is hell.
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This world IS Hell for the disbelievers.
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Watch this video.

[link]

It's all part of their plan, the Pope is a Nazi and works with the Zionists, learn it towards the end of the video.
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Novuso Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That is a decent video but there is much more to the story.

The Pope is a Nazi and a Zionist but both are puppets according to Albert Pike. In his letter to Mazzini Albert Pike predicted that three world wars would be used to create a satanic new world order.
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The question then is who the puppet master? The most likely answer is Jesuit 'Black Pope' Adolfo Nicolas Pachon
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This is the story that Veterans Today is running with. Pope Benedict was "fired" by the Knights of Malta whom he met with just before he resigned. If you watch the previous two videos this will make a lot more sense.
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Even so there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
What does a pope even do
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gvcspecks Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Wave arms and look feeble.
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Kythkyn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Writer
Pope stuff.
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:iconincandescentinsanity:
IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
wear hat
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
well i heard it hasn't happened in 600 years. maybe 600 years ago that pope resigned because some bad things were going on secretly and didn't want to be apart of it. maybe this one is doing the same, or maybe the opposite
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Didn`t the last one resign because there was a war about his legitimacy...?
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
PRobably, i dont know much about it. but i believe the church has been corrupt for a long long time .
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Since it`s start.
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macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
In person hes actually supposed to be a very nice and pleasant man.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In person, he's a criminal.
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:iconmacker33:
macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Being gay would be worse than being a criminal.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Then, is a poke up the bum worse than a lie?
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... I dunno. From our hemisphere of planet sexuality, one usually leads to another.

"Nononono! It won`t hurt a bit..."
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macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
well to God being gay is a crime.
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:iconragerancher:
Ragerancher Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
How do you know god isn't gay?
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