Sunday, March 3, 2013

pope pt 5 (earthquake; lightning bolt)

his health is getting worse by each story ... and now we have the building of suspense ...
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[huff post]
Mild Earthquake Strikes Castel Gandolfo, Pope Emeritus' Home, Just Days After He Arrives: Report
mar 3, 2013

According to the Agence France-Presse, the earthquake had a local magnitude of 2.5 and was felt in Rome, Ciapino, Marino and Castel Gandolfo. [huff post]

This latest event comes on the heels of a photo that appeared to show a bolt of lightning striking St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City just hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11. [huff post]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/03/mild-earthquake-strikes-castel-gandolfo-pope-home_n_2801969.html
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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