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Pope Benedict XVI is Officially Resigned. There is No Pope

 
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"I am no longer the pope,' Benedict XVI says as he bids public farewell"

Benedict's historic resignation as pope takes effect at 8 p.m. (2 p.m. ET).

[link to www.cnn.com]
 Quoting: [link to www.cnn.com]



Pope Benedict XVI is the first pontiff in 600 years to resign, and his last day has finally arrived. Benedict is scheduled to leave the palace around 5:00 p.m. (11am EST) on Thursday for the last time as pontiff, and will fly to the papl retreat at Castel Gandolfo. He will officially resign at 8:00 p.m. (2pm EST) sharp, when the Swiss Guards will go off duty and the doors of the palace will close.
[link to www.policymic.com]
 Quoting: [link to www.policymic.com]


So when will the next pope be elected?

Well here is how it works


*PHASE ONE

The first phase begins with the formal resignation of Pope Benedict XVI at 2 p.m. EST February 28th. Typically, this period begins when a pope dies, but since Benedict is stepping down, he will leave the Vatican and stay at the pope’s summer home at Castel Gandolfo. He will not participate in the election of his successor.

*PHASE TWO
The College of Cardinals will meet on or about February 28 and an official date will be set for the conclave. This process usually begins 15 to 20 days after the death of a pope. But, since Benedict XVI resigned and there is no 9-day mourning period, the conclave could start as early as March 6 (six days after the resignation) or no later than March 18.

*PHASE THREE

This is the actual election of the pope, by the 117 cardinals under the age of 80 who are eligible to vote. The conclave will begin with a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by a procession to the Sistine Chapel.

The Cardinals will take an oath to maintain secrecy and follow the apostolic constitution. They must remain behind closed doors until a new pope is elected.

Once the deliberations begin, they will need a two-thirds majority to elect a new pope.

Each time the cardinals vote, they burn their ballots. Black smoke indicates they haven’t reached a majority yet.

If a new pope has been chosen, the smoke will be white
[link to boston.cbslocal.com]
 Quoting: How A New Pope Is Elected: [link to boston.cbslocal.com]


So there we go... Thats how the next Pope will be elected.

As of 2pm EST... As of this post:
the Papacy of the 265th Pope, Pope Benedict XVI is over.
The Roman Catholic World is officially without a Pope until the conclave votes and elects a new one...

There are around 1.16 billion Roman Catholics worldwide...
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

Thats a lot of people who are without a 'spiritual leader'

These next few weeks are historical... Simply because this is the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415
[link to en.wikipedia.org]

And because during our lives... we spend more time with a Pope in power... than not...

It is interesting to note that Pope Benedict XVI is the 10th Pope to resign and the 3rd Benedict to resign.

Here are 2 links that are stating the resignation is official
[link to www.usatoday.com]
[link to www.foxnews.com]

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Now the Vatican is officially in the hands of the Cardinal Camerlengo.

His name is Tarcisio PIETRO Bertone, and he was born in ROMANO Canavense...


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On Fox News they said...

"Nobody is Pope"
 Quoting: Open Your Eyes


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We Are Popeless
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Well, that's off to a good start. If we can get to "we are religionless", it would be such a better world !!
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What does one have to do to get a good antipope around here
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a special goodbye song for pope rat


“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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We Are Popeless
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Well, that's off to a good start. If we can get to "we are religionless", it would be such a better world !!
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Two Popes are the Two Witnesses ?
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Pope Benedict XVI is Officially Resigned. We Are Popeless?

Who is this "WE" that you speak of?
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Two Popes are the Two Witnesses ?
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Nope... cos....
arent the witnesses sent from God?

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We Are Popeless
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


Well, that's off to a good start. If we can get to "we are religionless", it would be such a better world !!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30852324



“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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Pope Benedict XVI is Officially Resigned. We Are Popeless?

Who is this "WE" that you speak of?
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Planet Earth...

doesnt matter if you are Roman Catholic or not...

I am not a catholic...

but even still there is no Pope...

Once upon a time the most powerful man in the world was the Pope...

The papacy has fucked over countless millions... didnt matter if they followed him or not...

so WE, the people of planet Earth.
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I think all that made fun of him during his pontificat should be ashamed of themselves.
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I think all that made fun of him during his pontificat should be ashamed of themselves.
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why?
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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When he said goodbye to the Cardinals it was in the place where he should have been laid out.

He walked off from the Church.

Strange turn of events.

He divorced his church. Ran off with Gandalf.
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Pope Benedict XVI is Officially Resigned. We Are Popeless?

Who is this "WE" that you speak of?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26316424


Planet Earth...

doesnt matter if you are Roman Catholic or not...

I am not a catholic...

but even still there is no Pope...

Once upon a time the most powerful man in the world was the Pope...

The papacy has fucked over countless millions... didnt matter if they followed him or not...

so WE, the people of planet Earth.
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


So we are Popeless, hopeless, copeless. Yet the world is still here.

Religion, what's it good for? Absolutely nothing.
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I think all that made fun of him during his pontificat should be ashamed of themselves.
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why?
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Because one should have compassion and mercy. He is an elderly frail man who happens to be Pope. And the way people made fun of him, of his looks etc..shameful.
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Poopless.....Great!


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On Fox News they said...

"Right Now Nobody is Pope"
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Good bye pope! I'll miss you!

Said no one ever.
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Popeless Hopeless...
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LMAO @ "we are popeless"
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They are saying on the news that it could be April before there is a new one.

Seems like there are power struggles.
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I think all that made fun of him during his pontificat should be ashamed of themselves.
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the entire line of popes are jokeable...

saintly righteous godly men

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On Fox News they said...

"Right Now Nobody is Pope"
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Not much different from what happens when a Pope dies. There is no pope until a new one is elected.
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We are popeless, but since the Pope is only the "Vicar of Christ" and this is Jesus' own church("thou are Peter(rock),and upon this rock I build MY church...and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Through good times and bad, it is HIS church and the Pope, however beloved by most catholics, is just a part, albeit an important one.

Its ok folks...Masses still being said 24/7, re-experiencing the sacrifice on the cross...Hopefully the Holy Spirit is picking a good new Pope.

I personally thought Jesus asked Benedict to step in and allow a ripening time of the successor and then he could step down when Our Lord signaled him. He asked to retire at the age of 75 an JPII said no, he still needed him. READ Benedicts writings...and what did JPII say at that German visit years ago. They know the end times are very close.
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I think all that made fun of him during his pontificat should be ashamed of themselves.
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why?
 Quoting: Rev StarGazer


Because one should have compassion and mercy. He is an elderly frail man who happens to be Pope. And the way people made fun of him, of his looks etc..shameful.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35145449


he wasn't elderly and frail when he was one of Hitler's youth
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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Good bye pope! I'll miss you!

Said no one ever.
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Speak for yourself, you heretic.
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Hate always backfires.
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So the Catholic Church could be without a Pope for Easter.

That's a disgrace.

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