Friday, March 1, 2013

pope pt 4 (death foreshadowing)

his health is getting worse by each story ...
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[wsj story]
Pope Bids Faithful a Farewell In Emotional, Historic Exit
feb 28, 2013

Stefania Miscoli, a 50-year-old nurse, had gone to church in the evening to pray for the departing pontiff. "As long as he's alive, he will always be my pope," she said. [wsj]

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324662404578331822581430246.html
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[ny times story]
Discord Remains at Vatican as Pope Benedict Departs
feb 28, 2013

In his final blessing to the faithful, who gathered outside the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo where he will live for several months, Benedict appeared tired, and even relieved, saying that from now on “I am simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his pilgrimage on this earth.” [ny times]

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/world/europe/pope-benedict-xvi.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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[cbs story]
2/28: Pope Benedict XVI officially retires; Manning pleads guilty to leaks
feb 28, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI, in failing health, became the first pope in six centuries to retire. [cbs]

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50141942n
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[AP story]
Pope, in final message, says he's a 'simple pilgrim'
feb 28, 2013

... telling well-wishers gathered at the Vatican's vacation retreat that he is beginning the final stage of his life as a "simple pilgrim." [AP]

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2947111.shtml?cat=500
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[cnn news story]
Pope's Twitter account to close as he leaves office, Vatican Radio says
feb 22, 2013

It's not yet clear whether whoever is chosen to succeed Benedict, who cited the frailty of age as the reason for his departure ... [cnn]

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/22/world/europe/pope-resignation-twitter/index.html#cnn-disqus-area
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[cnn news story]
Pope's resignation was not forced by health issues, spokesman say
feb 12 2013

Pope Benedict XVI is not suffering from any specific disease that forced him to resign, his spokesman [Rev. Federico Lombardi] said Tuesday ...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/12/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation/?hpt=hp_inthenews
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see also:

(updated) prediction: Pope Benedict XVI will die soon
http://adventuresofagreenhorn.blogspot.com/2013/02/updated-prediction-pope-benedict-xvi.html