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ROME—Pope Benedict XVI, 85, said on Monday that he plans to step down at the end of this month because of his deteriorating physical strength, a move that hasn’t happened in the Roman Catholic Church in centuries and that is likely to pave the way for a new pontiff by Easter.

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  1. StumpManNC

    February 11th, 2013

    Does this make his new title ….Ex-Benedict?

    *baa dooom chhh!!*

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  2. Claudia

    February 11th, 2013

    This is serious. Read almost any “End Times” prognosticator and ‘the last Pope’ will fit prominently into the narrative.

    I’m not sure where they glean their predictions from; well, probably the book of Revelation in the Bible. I just don’t know how they get it out of what’s written. I only know that this will fuel the speculations.

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  3. Anonymous

    February 11th, 2013

    If the next pope bends to obama and supports contraception, abortion and gay marriage then I suggest we make peace with God before it is too late.

    HSA didn’t purchase all that ammo to celebrate the Fourth of July

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  4. FabianNightmare

    February 11th, 2013

    According to the prophecy of St. Malachi, this new pope will be the last, Peter the Roman.

    http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/malachy.htm

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  5. scribble

    February 11th, 2013

    The first pope to resign in 600 years.

    Let’s hope obama will be the first president to resign in 39 years.

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  6. Dr. Tar

    February 11th, 2013

    I wish Pelosi and Reid would take the hint.

    I watched Pelosi get interviewed by Chris Wallace this weekend. She was like a cornered chihuahua, all bug eyed and toothy, and yapping all kinds of nonsense.

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  7. Troy

    February 11th, 2013

    Is this because the second coming of Obama put him out of work?

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  8. demonrat dave

    February 11th, 2013

    Bent it? I eard he broke it

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  9. Noodengr

    February 11th, 2013

    Dr Tar you took the idea right out of my fingers.
    I hope many in DC take the hint, not so much physical decline , but mental decline and resign for the good of the country. And nancy can lead by example.

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  10. Corky

    February 11th, 2013

    For the Pope to resign right in the middle of Easter season says a lot. Easter is 31 March and he is resigning 28 Feb. I think something is terribly wrong with him that he couldn’t go one more month. Purely my thought. I guess we know what he is giving up for Lent.

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  11. MADJACK

    February 11th, 2013

    Uhhmmmmm, time for the New World Order Pope? :roll: So is Pope Benedict really ill or is he slowly being poisoned to death?

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  12. Birdie Num Num

    February 11th, 2013

    After the pope finished saying Mass this morning , he concluded with this:

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  13. xthred

    February 11th, 2013

    I see many are aware of the Prophecy Of The Popes. We’ll see if the new one can be described as Peter the Roman.

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  14. Botec

    February 11th, 2013

    In the front-running for next pope, the Ghanaian cardinal Peter Turkson. Score one for St Malachy! ;)

    Of course, the thing about prophecies that everyone knows about (even likely fraudulent ones from the 16th century), is that there’s a temptation to make them come true. If you were, for example, a crazed Iranian mullah with some nice shiny new nuclear weapons, and you heard that this pope called Peter was supposed to be the very last one, and that Rome would be destroyed during his pontificate, wouldn’t that just make your beard itch?

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  15. Billy Fuster

    February 11th, 2013

    He couldn’t stand the pressure from Ann B.

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  16. Beck man

    February 11th, 2013

    Connect the dots here:

    Dorner’s trail has gone cold.

    The Pope resigns.

    The new Pope is the first black Pope in 1500 years.

    Hmmmm.

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  17. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 11th, 2013

    Good man. And there are some good (black) bishops from Africa, conservative traditional Catholic, everything a majority of American Catholics would find abhorrent.

    And a first for the U.S. could be this guy with the biggest set:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Leo_Burke

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  18. norman einstein

    February 11th, 2013

    The timing of this announcement is very creepy to me…between Christmas and Easter…the two most significant events in the Christian calendar.

    Will the Apocalypse occur before that lazy asteroid gets here?

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  19. thirdtwin

    February 11th, 2013

    I’m going to go and review Thomas Horn at newswithviews.com.

    That site is a bit whacked, but Horn is interesting.

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  20. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 11th, 2013

    No disrespect intended but he probably got tired of yelling “Hey alla you wops get offa my lawn”.

    From Cheech and CHong

    (Apologizes to my dear Italian friends)

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  21. Plain Jane

    February 11th, 2013

    This Holy Father promoted near a score of traditional/orthodox men of God to Cardinal in the recent past. Thank God, and hopefully these men an other existing real Catholic Cardinals will elect Pope Benedict’s successor.

    Thank God for Pope B’s ability to steer the ship in the direction of sanity, logic and real Catholicism.

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  22. Callmelennie

    February 11th, 2013

    I half expect the next Pope to be from the Third World. Why should the next Pope be European, as nobody in Europe really cares about the Catholic Church anymore.

    And the next step they should take is move the headquarters of the Catholic Church out of the Vatican and out of Europe to somewhere in West Africa or Latin America where they take the faith seriously

    Maybe that would shock The Continent from its amoral stupor .. or at least the three people left in Europe who still care about faith history and the foundations of European civilization itself

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