Pope Benedict XVI To Resign

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•07 Feb 11, 2013

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