The Pope resigns

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The Pope resigns

Post by carrie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Well Pope Benedict 16 has left office this evening and now we await the election of a new Holy Father. Does anyone think that it wil make a difference, will the new Pope look more kindly on the consecration of women priests, will he allow priests to marry? Only one thing is certain it will be another MAN.



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Re: The Pope resigns

Post by Ruby Slippers » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:58 pm

I was watching it on the early evening news and I thought how frail he looks. :( it reminded me of his election in April, 2005, which I saw on TV in a hotel room in Egypt. I hope the next Pope is a bit younger and more up to the rigours of the job.

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Post by Bullet Magnet » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:01 pm

The Pope resigns

Typical Catholic behavior ... Pulls out early... :cool:
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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:59 pm

This Pope had a hard act to follow after Pope John Paul. Going to be interesting who is elected. Whomever it is they will have lots of issues to deal with.

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Re: The Pope resigns

Post by Winged Isis » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:59 pm

God willing they will actually deal with them. Pardon my cynicism, but I'm not holding my breath. A female? Not in our lifetime, when they won't even allow them to be priests. :x
Carpe diem! :le:

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Re: The Pope resigns

Post by Winged Isis » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:00 pm

God willing they will actually deal with them. Pardon my cynicism, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Re: The Pope resigns

Post by gd47 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:16 am

Wouldn't anyone quit their job if their boss never ever turned up to see how they're doing?
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Re: The Pope resigns

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:58 am

Am not Catholic or particularly religious but what is the reason Priests can't marry? And what is the party line as to why women can't be priests?

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Re: The Pope resigns

Post by LivinginLuxor » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:40 am

The strange thing is that the early church did have women priests (deacons) and it was only when Paulinism replaced Christianity that women were debarred.
I might agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!
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