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Old 02-12-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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He was considered an exceptionally young pope and he was chosen after John Paul I died suddenly after being pope for a very short time.

Correct. I mentioned this earlier for perspective (I'm now 58 so it is relatively young).

As far as the new Pope goes none of us non-Catholics have a dog in the fight when it comes right down to it. The same way we don't have anything in the choosing of the Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church or the Metropolitan of the Russian one.

Being married to a Catholic I can tell you that neither she, nor other Catholics, care what we apostates and heretics think about the Pope. He is the leader of the Church and that's what they care about.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Well actually a sizeable about of catholics don't give a **** about the pope, me included. I don't know much about the catholic church or believe much of what they believe, I don't even have rosary beeds.

On Monday a classmate came in and said 'The Quantiff has stepped down' and I said to myself 'Who'
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Yes with age comes wisdom. He is wise enough to step down. I admire him for that.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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We need a younger Pope? Do the Kennedys have some one who could run for Pope. Then you've got the same formula we had for president....young and wealthy.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The next Pope should be an atheist to come up to speed with modern knowledge and times. :-)
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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Don't get defensive from your posts I just didn't expect you to be a royalist and to 'adore' the queen.
owen is a catholic unionist from northern ireland , their is him and a budgee named graham who are catholic and unionist
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Yes with age comes wisdom. He is wise enough to step down. I admire him for that.
I think he was right if not up for the job, but not that age brings wisdom, in most cases it brings poor memory, lack of concentration and tiredness..
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I've heard Pope Benedict will make his exit from the Vatican at the end of the month via the little used papal catapope.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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The older the better the Pope and all Priests! Ideally, they should have to be old enough to no longer be able to achieve erections; this would hopefully have a direct correlation thereby reducing the number of children they molest.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pa
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Pope Benedict was 78 when he was elected and he wasn't in great health then.. 78 is pretty elderly to take on such an enormous job.
It's my understanding that the college of Cardinals try to avoid a long Papacy like John Paul 2 who reigned for 26 years.

The Cardinals probably didn't expect Benedict to last this long.
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