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Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation At End Of Month

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A stunning announcement to start the week from the Pope, who just a month ago was the first pontiff to enter twitter, and who just announced his resignation at the end of the month for "health reasons." “I’m very shaken by this unexpected news,” outgoing Italian PM Mario Monti told reporters today on the sidelines of an event in Milan, as reported by Ansa. A Vatican spokesman confirms Pope Benedict XVI, who is 85 and was one of the oldest new popes when elected, is not resigning because of any difficulties in the papacy. And so Pope Benedict XVI, f/k/a/ Joseph Ratzinger, April 19, 2005 - February 28, 2013.

Full Papal resignation letter below.

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement.

Full text of Pope's declaration

Dear Brothers,


I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry. I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only with words and deeds, but no less with prayer and suffering. However, in today’s world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to govern the bark of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is.


Dear Brothers, I thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry and I ask pardon for all my defects. And now, let us entrust the Holy Church to the care of Our Supreme Pastor, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and implore his holy Mother Mary, so that she may assist the Cardinal Fathers with her maternal solicitude, in electing a new Supreme Pontiff. With regard to myself, I wish to also devotedly serve the Holy Church of God in the future through a life dedicated to prayer.


From the Vatican, 10 February 2013




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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:47 | 3232528 Ghordius
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nothing unexpected, he took the name Benedict in honour of Benedict XV - a pope that reigned for a very short while, during a difficult transitional period

Cardinal Ratzinger was also the one that spearheaded the new rule that throws Cardinals over 80 years of age out of the conclave


for all those who relish in papal debauchery please find here the story of another Benedict that was way cooler than this one: Pope Benedict IX

good looking, bisexual, loved to celebrate orgies and sold once the papal throne. all in all he was three times pope - or twice pope and once anti-pope, if you want

now the discussion will start again if the next one will be an African or an Asian

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:50 | 3232543 GetZeeGold
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Does Father Guido Sarducci finally get his shot?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:12 | 3232592 Rubicon
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Is he Catholic?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:05 | 3232689 bank guy in Brussels
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There is a group of break-away 'traditionalist' Roman Catholics - including actor Mel Gibson, who has plowed a huge amount of funds into the churches -

Those Catholics say that all the popes since the late 1950s have been non-legitimate, traitors, not real popes, and thus that the papacy is (Latin) 'sede vacante' - the throne is empty.

They cite how the Vatican in the 1960s totally and cruelly destroyed the ancient Roman Catholic prayer culture, with the Latin and the pretty church services and the music and the smoky incense

They do have a point there ... Not that it was wrong to let people do church in new styles and modern languages, but the fact that they suddenly imposed what was essentially an outlawing and banning of what a lot of people loved about Catholicism ... It was almost like they wanted to destroy religion instead of preserve it

The recent Popes threw away and banned the nice stuff - the Latin and the pretty and musical church events - and kept the totally stupid stuff, like being anti-condom, anti-birth control ...

And mostly restricting the leadership of Latin churches to non-married men, thus favouring the whole gay-men-with-young-boys crimes ... and leaving many of the Catholic churches in the world without anyone proper in charge of the show.

In the Middle East there are actually a few allowed married Catholic priests in areas where the Christian Orthodox are dominant - so-called 'Uniate' Catholics - and they have also let married Episcopalians become Catholic priests ... so why the Popes don't let priests marry generally, seems to be some kind of Vatican weirdness

Considering the amount of political dirt on the Vatican in terms of both financial and banking scandals and mysteriously dead witnesses, and then the Vatican's spooky involvement in all the criminality going on in Israel and other geo-political centres.

And that it is only 143 years since the last Papal executioner was putting people to death ... and this Pope is a direct successor to the old torturing Inquisitors ...

Even many Catholics might wish for a new Pope who would end all the crazy and cruel stuff ... Say condoms are okay, let priests marry, let women be Catholic priests, and give the Vatican territory back to Italy ... take on a humbler role, be more like Jesus, walking around more as a simple man with some kind and good words ...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:37 | 3232768 Buckaroo Banzai
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You're not catholic, are you? Go listen to what Ann Barnhardt has to say. She'll fix your wagon.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:44 | 3232789 GetZeeGold
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Beware the pink AR-15. That thing shoots real bullets.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:11 | 3232887 BanksterSlayer
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Don't suppose the "health reasons" have anything to do with the fact that the Church's St. Malachy circa 1148 A.D. prophesied/directed a specific succession of Popes, most if not all has pretty much turned out to be true ... culminating with Benedict XVI being the last "good pope", whereupon "Peter the Roman" now enters, stage right ... to bring about the deliberately engineered end of the Roman Catholic Church? My oh my, it's almost as if the world is committing its own suicide ... suicide bankers, suicide terrorists, and even a suicide Papacy.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:47 | 3233080 Deo vindice
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And the system of anctichrist marches on to its eventual destruction.

The papacy is "The man of sin who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshippid; so that he as God sits in the temple of God (i.e. Christ's church), showing himself that he is God. (St. Paul to the Thessalonians" - 2 Thess 2:4)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:40 | 3232778 Karl von Bahnhof
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The Catholic church was heavy infiltrated in 1930s guess by whom?


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:09 | 3232877 zerozulu
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This has to happen. CIA got no money for him any more.

Tue, 02/12/2013 - 16:42 | 3237692 MSimon
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Hitler youth?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:47 | 3232788 pazmaker
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The Roman Catholic Church  went wrong in 1054 when they separated from the one true's been all down hill from there for the Romans,  who have since gave  birth to protestanism and it's 1000's of sects.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:41 | 3232781 knukles
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Is he Catholic?
Does the Pope wear little red shoes?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:50 | 3233385 Sudden Debt
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only if they match his gold pants...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:22 | 3233563 upWising
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Too pooped to pope.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:32 | 3233603 upWising
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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:33 | 3233611 upWising
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Now they have an explanation for all the smoke pouring out of the Vatican as they hastily burn records.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:54 | 3232553 Dr. Engali
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My guess is the next Pope will be an African. There is a lot of effort by the church to grow there.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:04 | 3232574 Ghordius
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well, if you listen to those Vatican guys they see northern europe as way more important - hence the Polish and the German

and the Italians are pointing to how much damage those last two did (I know, not fair, but church politics can be vicious) and ask for a return of a moderate Italian

Church doctrine still says that actually the Holy Ghost nudges the conclave to make the right choice - ehmm... don't let me comment on that

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:10 | 3232585 Gazooks
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hey, ...Ron Paul for Pope!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:00 | 3232686 doomandbloom
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Cardinal Peter Turkson ( from Ghana) is favourite to replace the current Pope.

Below is something from Peter Turksons Wiki site that caught my attention.

" In response to the global economic crisis started in 2008, Cardinal Turkson together with bishop Mario Toso elaborated a proposal to reform the international financial system by creating a Global Public Authority and a Global Bank that consider the interest of all developing countries. The document of 40 pages was officially presented in October 2011 and criticizes the actual structure of International Monetary Fund and other institutions."

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:16 | 3232723 francis_sawyer
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 Peter Turkson


112th Pope? The Last Pope - Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman; the apostate pope; the anti-pope?)

"During the last persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit upon the throne, Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep amid great tribulations, and when these are passed, the City of the Seven Hills (Rome) will be utterly destroyed, and the awful Judge will then judge the people" - St. Malachy

 a very old Italian prophecy reads,

"When the White Pope and the Black Pope (Head of the Jesuits or an Anti-Pope) shall die during the same night, then there will dawn upon the Christian nations the Great White Day."

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:43 | 3232784 knightowl77
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I had read St Malachy's prediction before, and knew that Benedict was the second to last Pope that there ever would be.....all the old prophecy pieces fall into place at the exact time that economies implode, armies march, wars and rumors of wars....Could get very interesting if the trend continues

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:20 | 3233237 steve from virginia
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R U kiddin?


The war of civilizations is on.


The next pope has to rationalize the 'removal' of millions of Muslims from Europe over the next few years. After all, this is what the Almighty Cars command: "Cut demand" they murmur. "Either you drive or THEY drive, what's it going to be?" Don't look for any Africans or Latins, either.


Look for a cardinal named Reinhard Heydrich.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:22 | 3234713 smiler03
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  "When the White Pope and the Black Pope (Head of the Jesuits or an Anti-Pope) shall die during the same night, then there will dawn upon the Christian nations the Great White Day."


This sounds like a near-perfect description of a future "mass extinction event" supernova. 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:37 | 3232771 Random
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Peter the Roman bitchez, interesting times we're witnessing! I am very much looking forward to see a Roman in the holly see and i have prepared a fat joint for this solemn occasion.

""In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop].
Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations:
and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed,
and the terrible judge will judge his people.
The End."

Btw, i am not so much looking forward to Peter the Roman per SE, but rather to the Terrible Judge. Short Satan, go long Jesus!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:49 | 3233060 pashley1411
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I would hope someone on a blog concerning financial matters would point out the that Vatican's financial dealings are fairly Byzantine, in the its-all-a-shell-game sense of the term, and that Italian authorities are all over the Church in Italy these last couple years (see, Economist).

My suspicion is that just like handling the pedophile scandals caught the Church leaders without a clue (not that they were personally involved, but they didn't know how to address it), that the financial dealings of banks the Vatican deals with will be beyond the keen of the average Church leader (as it is for politiicans as well, but that's another story).   I've got to think that Benedict's stepping down might have had something to do with the Italian authorities looking deeper into the Church's banking partners, and that Benedict might have a deposition or 10 coming up.

That means the next pope will be someone beyond the immediate Rome cabal, a clean outsider.    

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:30 | 3232750 Bangin7GramRocks
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Nobody is mentioning that this sadistic prick knew about the pediphile priests throughout the world and instructed each bishop to keep quiet and cover-up. The crisis finally came home to Europe and now he needs to go. Watch the documentary that recently premiered on HBO. I made me want to burn down Catholic Churches! Despicable fucks!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:39 | 3232776 HellFish
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While my intention is not to defend the record of the catholic church with regard to pedophilia you need to get better sources than HBO.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:47 | 3232803 Bangin7GramRocks
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Sorry. I'll double check with Alex Jones or any other "blogger" who knows later today and get back to you. Seriously though, I've been following this story for a decade and am quite knowledgeable about the crimes of the church. The entire Vatican should be arrested.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:10 | 3232882 Buckaroo Banzai
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Washington DC is positively infested and overrun with pedophiles, and yet somehow, the media and justice system only seems to find them in the Catholic church.

And don't get me started about the European power elites. Normal people breathe air the same way they sexually molest children.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35 | 3233013 otto skorzeny
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actually-there is a much higher percentage of child molesters in the US public school system-but the Jew Stream Media is looking to dismantle religion so you won't read much about that

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:28 | 3232977 spanish inquisition
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It's gonna be easier to recruit "freedom fighters" to help liberate parts of Africa from the inside with a black pope leading the way.

Future newscast - "This years Mali elections "The Dawning of Freedom and Democracy" is sponsored by (insert mining consortium here) and will be blessed by the new pope (insert new black pope name here -) ."

(I am curious what name he will take to increase the popularity of the church. There was a Sylvester, so he could go with Tweety. Or, he could go after the Star Wars crowd and call himself Lando II. It would fit, both him and his namesake are black and it would be a traditional name. I am sure the SW franchise would spend a few mil on the Pope naming rights.)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:05 | 3232576 monkeyboy
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fuck that pedarist defending nazi

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:18 | 3232599 Shylockracy
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Down with pedarist nazis!!

Huh? What's that?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:34 | 3232757 Karl von Bahnhof
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Did you mean pedalist?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:46 | 3233367 Shell Game
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..spoken with a heavy Szechuan accent?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:46 | 3232658 Ar-Pharazôn
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i logged in just for giving you thumbs up about Pope Benedict IX story... that was the best pope ever!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:35 | 3232760 Cap Matifou
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Last pope ante portas, bitchez.
Petrus Romanus the False Prophet

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:43 | 3233647 Ruffcut
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This is big news. The beginning of the end has commenced. Enjoy yo beer, while you still can.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:41 | 3232529 BeetleBailey
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yeah...the fuckin guy is old....maybe he'll do the Bob Hope Classic...wear taupy shoes....cone golf hat.....

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:44 | 3232532 AnAnonymous
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Repent, the end is nigh. The prophecy of Malachi says this is going to be the last Pope.

Signed: an American.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:44 | 3232533 Ponzi
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According to Malachi, the next pope will be the last.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:49 | 3232539 Ghordius
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only if he takes the reigning name of Petrus II, I thought

though I also understand that this prophecy counts only the crowned popes, and this one skipped the crowning cerimony with the triple-crown tiara

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:24 | 3232594 GetZeeGold
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Hopefully he will explain what that crap at Petra finally means after all these years.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:31 | 3232624 Ghordius
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why crap? Petra is astonishling beautiful. can only reccomend it. don't forget to walk up to the alleged Aaron's Sacrifice site, and don't miss the various roman burial sites on this way

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:46 | 3232647 GetZeeGold
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Petra is astonishling beautiful


Yes it is.....but it doesn't possess the mathematics of Giza.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:59 | 3232559 CH1
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Okay, I'll bite: How the hell do you get that out of Malachi?

But wait...

I see from other posts that this is not Malachi the prophet, but Malachy the "saint."

You may ignore the question.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:59 | 3232683 Taint Boil
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There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on earth.

Maybe this science stuff is finally sinking in .........?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:06 | 3232691 mayhem_korner
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What are you trying to say? 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:02 | 3233162 Sudden Debt
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maybe: "DON'T EAT SAND"?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:00 | 3232755 Sudden Debt
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They don't look to the stars...


There may be 2 reasons:

1. that the Catholic Church's youth policy has failed...

2. the Muslim brotherhood fired him because the Koran said so...


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:00 | 3232844 AnAnonymous
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I see from other posts that this is not Malachi the prophet, but Malachy the "saint."


Excellent. So saints can not prophetize. People have to be nicknamed prophets so they can.

Ah, 'americans', all about the container, nothing about the content...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:30 | 3232986 prains
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AnAnalogous , all about the trolling, nothing about the content

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:53 | 3233413 mayhem_korner
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AnAnonymous...What makes someone a "prophet" is if what they say comes true.  That is true of Malachi; not of Malachy.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:58 | 3232563 SovereignSilver
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You are correct.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:34 | 3232632 max2205
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....and sisters....


Good luck


Problems at the bank of Italy? 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:30 | 3232621 mayhem_korner
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According to Malachi, the next pope will be the last.


It's Malachy, btw (12th centrury bishop).  Not to be confused with Malachi, author of the last book of the OT.  Better to not confuse contemporary heresy with Scripture.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:50 | 3232808 Ar-Pharazôn
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lol... is there any difference?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:02 | 3232848 ZeroAvatar
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YES!   The old heresay was referred to as 'Scripture'.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:56 | 3233422 mayhem_korner
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Enlighten us with a Scripture quote - in context - that meets your "heresay" standard.  I've heard 'em all, so I'm hoping you're the ONE who can unveil things.

(take your time...)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:26 | 3233261 mayhem_korner
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lol... is there any difference?


Why don't you tell us?  (I suspect it's difficult when you haven't read what you critique...)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:48 | 3232534 Ratscam
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Would like to see some of its trillions distributed among the people in need. Oh wait the people in need actually supporting the pope.
Vatican Inc. great book by Gian Luigi Nuzzi about the shady deals and wealth of the Vatican.
End the FED and the Vatican!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:52 | 3232547 Ghordius
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you'd have to convince the Catholics about the Vatican - but even then, the Vatican State is internationally recognized as sovereign since the year 800 and a huge amount of treaties since then

way easier to convince the US to end the FED - and look how far this has progressed

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:59 | 3232566 SeventhCereal
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all treaties can be invalidated with sufficient force.  who cares what the christians think?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:08 | 3232582 Ghordius
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already happened several times, if you look at the history of the Papal States. last been trashed by the Italian Unification Wars

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:45 | 3232657 booboo
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There you go confusing catholics with christians.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:46 | 3232535 Who is John Galt
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Sorry to hear that his pedophileness has resigned.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:54 | 3232549 Who is John Galt
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May he suck many cocks in hell!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:29 | 3234742 smiler03
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Actually, I think red hot pokers would be fairer. Oh wait....

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:40 | 3232641 Sudden Debt
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It really is like every person in power is a pedophile. It's like there's some club that helps those guys into power.

I still say we should start executing these people one by one.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 19:09 | 3234863 New World Chaos
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That club is called the Illuminati.  They can't really trust a bureaucrat until they have him star in satanic snuff kiddie porn.  That way they know he enjoys fucking the little people, and in the rare case where he later grows a conscience, the Illuminati can destroy him.  Once the Illuminati are sure their minion is sociopathic enough to be trusted with great power, they open the the doors to power as wide as a little boy's asshole.  Of course, Brussels is the seat of the EU so you will have to live with more than your fair share of elite pedophiles who must keep their doomed bureaucratic monstrosity creaking towards its most profitable demise. 

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:44 | 3232656 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:03 | 3232852 Acet
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Sudden Debt, I usually like your comments, but today you're just shooting yourself on the foot.

Is all this talk of catholicism rubbing some old scar?


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:28 | 3232973 Zwelgje
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SD was Belgiums favorite altar boy...that hurts you know.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:57 | 3233124 Sudden Debt
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I'm a Catholic and I believe in God.

But I hate the church. I don't believe in all the glitter and hypocrits who say they talk in Gods words.

The Church just has way to much power and to much money for me to believe they talk in Gods name.

I believe they should confiscate all church possesions and sell them off.







Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:10 | 3233190 Abaco
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With all due respect you are, by definition, not a Catholic if you hate the Church.  Kind of like saying you are a Nazi but think Jews are the same as Aryans.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:37 | 3233319 mayhem_korner
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Depends on what you mean by "Catholic" and "Church".  The Roman "Catholic Church" headed up by the Pope is not exactly a model of Christian doctrine (some argue that the Roman Catholic Church is heretical/opposed to the true "Church").  

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:19 | 3233548 Pseudo Anonym
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settle down.  dont be anti-business.  it's about control.  global control. the corporate office of vatican is the oldest and most profitable corporation that wants to own everything. even flesh and blood human beings.

    on 18 November 1302, Boniface issued the bull Unam sanctam. It declared that both spiritual and temporal power were under the pope's jurisdiction, and that kings were subordinate to the power of the Roman pontiff

then the unam sanctam ends:

    Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff

if that is not a forward looking, corporate mission statement, then i dont know what is ...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:48 | 3232537 Dr. Engali
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Pope John Paul II is a hard act to follow. It surprised me that Pope Benedict was the Holy See for this long.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:56 | 3232557 slackrabbit
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Pope John Paul 1 who was assasinated for investigating the Vatican Bank.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:22 | 3233560 Pseudo Anonym
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can you provide a credible source?

Pope John Paul 1 who was assasinated for investigating the Vatican Bank.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:00 | 3232684 nonclaim
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Long enough to foil another plot ...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:49 | 3232540 OnTheWaterfront
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He was only in it for the pension.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:50 | 3232542 Who is John Galt
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A sad day for Michael Jackson (RIP), and a sad day for millions of little boys who have been molested by his holy SEE around the world.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:51 | 3232545 Who is John Galt
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Ohhhh, and he was a NAzi, but thats the good part of him!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:53 | 3232548 Who is John Galt
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Did I mention 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:18 | 3232602 Zwelgje
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Who the fuck are you?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:27 | 3232615 PhilofOz
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When the banksters pull your 16 year old kid off the street to be a bit player fighting against what is right and just or threatened to be shot instead, he'd be a "Nazi" too. Ridiculous comment!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:54 | 3232550 El
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Holy $hit! Can he do that?


Clearly he understands what is coming and doesn't want any part of it. When the pope resigns, you know its going to get bad.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:42 | 3232649 Dr. Engali
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Yes he can do that vthe last pope to resign was in 1415.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:54 | 3232554 LongSoupLine
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Obviously the supreme exalted channel to God, Lloyd "bow you Muppet fucks" Blankfein told him to step down.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:14 | 3232593 Cast Iron Skillet
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Ohh, it dawns on me ... does the vampire squid have a Cardinal properly positioned to take over, by any chance?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:35 | 3232761 Kickaha
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Pope Barack I.

No...wait...that's not possible.  He doesn't meet the prerequisite qualifications.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:55 | 3232555 All Out Of Bubblegum
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When the Pope is cashing out, it might be a good time to sell your chips back to the house too.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:55 | 3232556 papaswamp
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Second to last pope before the apocalpse has resigned...

According to the prophecies of Saint Malachy...

9. The Glory of the Olive. The Order of St. Benedict has said this Pope will come from their order. It is interesting that Jesus gave his apocalyptic prophecy about the end of time from the Mount of Olives. This Pope will reign during the beginning of the tribulation Jesus spoke of. The 111th prophesy is "Gloria Olivae" (The Glory of the Olive). The Order of Saint Benedict has claimed that this pope will come from their ranks. Saint Benedict himself prophesied that before the end of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its fight against evil.

10. PETER THE ROMAN - This final Pope will likely be Satan, taking the form of a man named Peter who will gain a worldwide allegiance and adoration. He will be the final antichrist which prophecy students have long foretold. If it were possible, even the very elect would be deceived. The 112th prophesy states: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Petrus Romanus, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations; after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:59 | 3232567 Who is John Galt
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In deference to Pope FagBait stepping down, we do hereby knock down gold by a goodly step.


In illuminati plurbus unum!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:06 | 3232579 Peter Pan
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The final pope can't possibly be Satan. He's busy working over at the FED.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:11 | 3232590 Ghordius
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LOL - good one. how is it actually that it's usually protestant or reformed millenialists that care so much about who the last pope will be? And who is the "dreadful Judge"?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:39 | 3232640 BeetleBailey
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He's gonna multi-task it, a la Pacino in The Devil's Advocate


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:41 | 3232645 mayhem_korner
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Saint Benedict himself prophesied that before the end of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its fight against evil.


Most of what's quoted here from Saint Malachy (12th century bishop) is a regurgitation of what appears in Matthew 24 (if the elect could be deceived), Revelation 17 (city on seven hills), 2 Thessalonians and Daniel.  Malachy simply has decided to ascribe these things to the papacy, and he is not alone in doing so.

There are many who believe the papacy itself is evil/antichrist, because of its persistent false teachings and its claims to be the "vicar of Christ" or some other equivalency.



Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:47 | 3232661 gonetogalt
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Swamp, for an alternative scenario and a much more positive take on Peter Romanus you must read 'the Islamic Antichrist', I got it at Amazon.  This allows a clear reading of St. Malachy and may change many of your views.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:17 | 3232564 slackrabbit
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Pope Fartus the 1st is the contender

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:00 | 3232568 Peter Pan
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Time for a woman to be given the job. A Mother Teresa type could show some real hands on care and humility.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:22 | 3232607 Disenchanted
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How about St. Hillarious Rodius Clintonus...she's free at the moment.


Oh that's right, you said care and humility...Never mind.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:51 | 3232669 Peter Pan
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In Hillary's favor it must be said that she satisfies the infalibility trait.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:56 | 3232677 booboo
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Mother Teresa was a nut who insisted on forcing and keeping her flock into the depths of poverty. If you are confused just remember anyone who gets a prize from the world government is a nut. Obama, Krugman, Gore, getting the picture.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 17:13 | 3234693 New World Chaos
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Saint Barnhardt the Brave.  Pretty sure she would refuse, though.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:01 | 3232569 Rustysilver
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I am convinced that the next Pope shouldn't be catholic. The same way that the next FED chairman shouldn't be Jewish.




Former Catholic.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:02 | 3232570 Who is John Galt
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Is a bear Catholic? Does the Pope shit in the woods?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:04 | 3232571 EL INDIO
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According to some Benjamin Fulford , high level NWO people are being arrested or resigning by themselves. Example: Pentagon Generals, Rockefeller, Queen Beatrix and now the Pope (who knows who else).
He predicts the UK Queen will resign too ?
I’m not sure if this Fulford guy is genuine but what he says is worth considering !

(He could also be part of Psy op. So don’t dismiss him and don’t believe him)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:06 | 3232578 Ratscam
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fulfford full of blabla, no substance at all

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:10 | 3232587 EL INDIO
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I wouldn’t say no substance but I’d say no proof at all.

However, his analysis is very interesting and his extraordinary claims can be fascinating.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:05 | 3232575 Monedas
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Putin, Asad, Kim Il Sung (?) and a few other Socialist "Jewels" .... man up and resign !  Kirchner, Chavez, Raul, Pelosi, Feinstein .... the list is long !  

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:19 | 3232583 Monedas
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A Jewish Pope .... along with the three Jewish "Banker Kings" .... Manny, Moe and Jack ? Jesus was a Jew .... his followers were called Christians ? The leader of the Christian faith .... by tradition and Jesus' example and case law .... has to be a Jew ?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:11 | 3232698 mayhem_korner
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You might read up on some of Paul's letters.  Clarifies the whole Jew/Christian thing (see, e.g., Romans 9:6-9, Galatians 3:28).

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:10 | 3232584 jubber
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Geitner for Pope, never has there been a more honest man

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:10 | 3232586 FrankIvy
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Jesus would laugh his ass off at the hat.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:11 | 3232589 Fantasy Planet
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Resignation coordinated by Obama to trumpet 2+ million new jobs to be created in the Papal Souvenir Market in SOTU Address.   

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:12 | 3232591 Smegley Wanxalot
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He's taking some vatican gold with him under the robes, I bet.  He of all people knows what's coming.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:14 | 3232596 Racer
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I thought that his job was for life not just for christmas

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:40 | 3232643 max2205
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All you fuckers are going to hell. You know that, right?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:37 | 3232772 Bangin7GramRocks
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That's right. Santa and the Easter bunny are going to fly me on his sleigh..........simpleton

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:06 | 3232868 Peterus
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So scary!

Well I better give you my money, after all I would certainly prefer a lifetime of misery on my knees if eternity of misery is at stake.

Also, you are going to hell too. Actually to a few dozens of hells of all the other gods that you have offended.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 15:25 | 3234259 toys for tits
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We're already here until we overthrow the leadership.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:16 | 3232597 Sudden Debt
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ps: aren't popes supposed to be pope untill they kick the can?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:17 | 3232598 Wakanda
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One Ben gone, one more to go.

The Second American Revolution, a spiritual awakening that is not religious.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:17 | 3232601 PUD
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bullish!! papal bullish!!  lol

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:25 | 3232611 claycalhoun
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The Child abuse scandals are still lurking, the church is still in cover up mode.

The pope has some association and must realise there is more exposure of the Church's complicity to come.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:35 | 3232634 Sudden Debt
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Maybe the pope raped some kids, but that's only because god wanted it to happen.

Also, I don't think there's many priest out there that don't rape children.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:01 | 3232682 Peter Pan
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"I don't think" is exactly're not thinking. You either know it to be true or you don't. Personally I know a great many priests who struggle on a daily basis against the evil that presents itself to them in a myriad of forms and situations.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:03 | 3232687 Ghordius
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+1 me too, of several denominations and faiths

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:09 | 3232697 Sudden Debt
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For the love of god... Man are made to fuck. It's just natural. I wake up with a boner at least 3 times a week.

And like they say: never let a erection go to waiste.

You believe those guys don't have fantasies?

dude... grow up...

It's just unnatural and of course priest do sick stuff. It's called the blue balls dicease!

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:26 | 3232614 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Mario Monti would make a good pope. Italian. Goldman. Nice hair. And the "election" is not really an election, so there you have it. Monti for Pope.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:39 | 3232639 Ghordius
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LOL - this meme is strong, eh? "And the "election" is not really an election". How so? Because you aren't an elector?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:32 | 3232618 Monedas
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A black, bisexual, female, married Jewess for Pope .... in one bold move .... all the injustice and sin washed away ? Whoopi Goldberg !

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:29 | 3232619 Zwelgje
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Just look at that dressed up monkey.

The world is not a stage, it is circus.


Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:25 | 3232929 ZeroAvatar
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"Just look at that dressed up monkey.

The world is not a stage, it is circus."

Exactly.  The dunce cap, the long robes, 'gold' coloring everywhere, and, to top it all off, check out the 'staff':  a casting of a man hanging from a 'cross'.


Front and center.  Gotta keep the meme going. "Look, we hung this guy!"  Everything you see when looking at the 'pope' is designed to capture your innate psyche.  Your 'god' gene.  Your superstitious subconscious.  It's all very well scripted.


Once you begin to see through THAT illusion, the 'scales' will begin to fall off your eyes, for real.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:32 | 3232622 Mediocritas
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He claimed to have a powerful invisible friend.

He claimed that he was a better friend of the invisible friend than anyone else.

He ascended to the top position amongst the tribe of the invisible friend.

He lorded it over others, telling them what they should and shouldn't do, making decisions that changed lives. He justified his oppression by reminding people of his superior relationship with the powerful invisible friend. They had best accept oppression lest the invisible friend be angered and show its wrath!

He frolicked in the wealth extracted from the gullible believers in the invisible friend.

Suddenly, the entire empire began to crumble as repeated scandals cause people to lose faith in the invisible friend. He decided to retire before too many people came to understand the lie of the invisible friend and came looking for his head in vengeance.



His name was Alan Greenspan.


In other news, the Pope just resigned too.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:32 | 3232625 JungleJim
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That is one "cool" hat, Barry must salvating !

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:34 | 3232631 Peter Pan
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I hate to think what the various popes would be wearing had they not taken the vow of poverty.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:39 | 3232636 shutupnsing
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To the extent one believes that we are engaged in a "spiritual war", as I happen to, then we are witnessing the Commander in Chief stepping aside in the very midst of it. Troubling...

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:16 | 3232725 nonclaim
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He won his match or wouldn't be still alive (but much weaker).

The next round will be harder (just look around you, really) and will need another fighter, sword in hand, fresh for the battle.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:43 | 3232651 100pcDredge
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Coquus coquit in conclave.

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:44 | 3232654 zerohedgeJUNKIE
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Is he gonna be replaced by a technocrat?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 08:49 | 3232667 Ghordius
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he was the "technocrat" - one of the most learned and intellectual theologians ever to be elected pope

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 09:10 | 3232702 Quinvarius
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And he is an ex-Nazi.  You don't get any more technocratty than that.

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