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

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“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