Pope Benedict XVI To Resign

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Pope Benedict XVI To Resign

Citing his advanced age and declining health, 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will step down from the papacy on the last day of February, marking the first time since 1415 that a pope has resigned from the job. What do you think?

  • “Benedict has made a mockery of our proud tradition of watching popes slowly shrivel away and descend into senility!”

    Thomas Corbin
    Systems Analyst
  • “Will he be going back to his old name now? I need to know how to address this card.”

    Mark Ebersole
    Wheat Cleaner
  • “I hope they pick someone cool to replace him. That guy’s a square.”

    Prudence Bannen
    Master Electrician
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