Pope Benedict Says God Told Him To Resign

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•34 Aug 23, 2013

Speaking publicly for the first time since he stepped down, 86-year-old pope emeritus Benedict XVI claimed that his surprise resignation in February was due to a months-long “mystical experience” during which “God told [him]” to retire. What do you think?

  • “Then why didn’t God just kill him?”

    Frederic Brochu –
    Weld Inspector

  • “Yeah, God tells me to give up all the time.”

    William Savitt –
    Unemployed

  • “There is no God.”

    Lynn Takama –
    Slurry Blender