Stephen Williams (stephenw32768) wrote,
Stephen Williams

Papal resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has resigned, the first Pope to resign since 1415.

I don't have much of an opinion to express, but it seemed appropriate to write a blog entry anyway.

In his announcement, he cited poor health as the reason for his resignation; and though the conspiracy theorists will be having a field day, I see no reason to doubt the official line without evidence to the contrary.

This was one of those "do you remember where you were when you heard the news?" moments. I heard it at 11am at work; I was walking through the reception area, past the television that's almost permanently tuned to the BBC news channel. Not an item of news I expected to hear today, or any day. Never thought something like this would knock the dobbinburgers off the top of the news.
Tags: catholicism, christianity, pope
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