Tuesday, February 12, 2013

prediction: Pope Benedict XVI will die soon

Pope's resignation was not forced by health issues, spokesman says
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/12/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation/?hpt=hp_inthenews

... it was a "spiritual" decision [Rev. Federico Lombardi]

"He will hold a final audience in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square on February 27, the day before he officially steps down, Lombardi said."

"It's the first time a pope has stood down in nearly 600 years."

"While not quite unprecedented, Benedict's resignation is certainly historic. The last pope to step down before his death was Gregory XII, who in 1415 quit to end a civil war within the church in which more than one man claimed to be pope."
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is something that historic unfolding right now? ... antipope? ...
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antipope

"antipope, in the Roman Catholic church, one who opposes the legitimately elected bishop of Rome, endeavours to secure the papal throne, and to some degree succeeds materially in the attempt."

"The elections of several antipopes are greatly obscured by incomplete or biased records ..."

"... it is generally conceded that there were at least 37 (antipopes) from 217 to 1439."

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/28501/antipope
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[brother] adds: remember the controversial events surrounding his [Pope Benedict XVI] appointment? ... the "white smoke, black smoke" confusion when John Paul passed ... very strange ...

he can't just say he has something better to do ... every day he is walking the streets the religion is at peril, right? ... what would happen to Catholicism if the former pope got busted doing ... [anything]?

prediction: Pope Benedict XVI will die soon