When he resigned the deal was that
he would not interfere, would not comment.
He said he would devote himself to prayer & meditation.
He just proved why it isn’t kosher to have living ex-popes.
Beyond the bloody pale. Plus in a book being sold for PROFIT. He is a shameless German.
This is unacceptable.
Pope Francis, alas, is lame in many ways. He will let this insult pass. Shame. If Francis was a forceful he would excommunicate the ex-pope and kick him back to Germany. But, that will not happen. Instead this shameless ex-pope — with his female muse and live-in male secretary — will now go onto continually undermine the pope.
This is why I have always opposed letting popes resign/retire. Just does not work.
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Search ‘cardinals‘, ‘consistory‘ & ‘pope‘.
It is a cute, but true, story from 2006 which needs to be preserved. It is from my favorite daily paper, the U.K. “Daily Mail“, which I used to read everyday when I lived in the UK — and now read online everyday.
Wonder how many people know of this story. Real nice. The pope’s father appears to have waited a long time; 43-years prior to this marriage! Was he previously married?
Ex-Pope Ratzinger (née Benedict XVI) Who Turns 90 Tomorrow, Would Have Been 2nd Oldest (Documented) Pope, If He Had Not Resigned.
The problem is that we do not know the birthdates of all the early popes.
In essence, as you can see from my ‘Magic Papal Spreadsheet‘ we only started getting reliable birthdates for popes as of those born 1400 and later. Even then we have an exception. Hence, why all my famous ‘Oldest‘ and ‘Youngest‘ records when it comes to popes always carry the caveat ‘as of 1400‘.
Benedict XVI, if he had not resigned, would have been the 2nd oldest pope as of 1400.
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Ex-Pope Ratzinger (née Benedict XVI) Turns 90 Tomorrow, April 16, 2017, Easter Day — 4th Time His Birthday Has Been On Easter.
This year, when he turns 90, it will be ON Easter Day.
But his birthday has fallen on Easter Day 3 other years: 1933 (when he was 6), 1995 (when he was 68) & 2006 (when he was 79).
His 2006 birthday, which was on Easter, was his first as Pope!
He was elected pope in 2005, 3 days after his 78th birthday.
Cracks, As Was Inevitable, Start To Appear In The Cordiality Between Current Pope, Francis, & Ex-Pope, Ratzinger Over Latin Mass.
.by Anura Guruge
>> Francis’ inclusiveness comments … — Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Gold pallium pins … — July 28, 2013.
>> Pope Francis’ 100 days in office … — June 19, 2013.
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This is why I was always so against papal resignations. Having two ‘popes’ around is always a sure fire recipe for potential schism and definitely disagreements. That is why we hadn’t had a papal resignation, prior to that of February 2013, in 598 years.
I always screamed, possible SCHISM.
Well, it isn’t a schism as such, YET, but it sure could be given that the issue in point is the always divisive, ever controversial Latin Mass,
So when I saw this post all I could say was: ‘Here we GO! I knew this would happen’.
Ratzinger, as we came to know, is a extremely vain, egomaniac — even by papal standards. That he waited a whole 6 months before butting in amazes me. I expected him to do so sooner. This is but the start — unless the Vatican, as I had always advocated, resorts to their ‘Plan B’.
U.S. Video Game Maker RoundGames.com Releases ‘Vatican Quest’ Hittiing Out At The pedophilia, In Particular The Ex-Pope, Ratzinger
..by Anura Guruge
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In this nice game you should help the Pope Benedict XVI
to deliver the children to your cardinals.
I have not played it. But, it looks quite funny. I do NOT have a problem with it. That ‘dripping gold’, ‘all show, little substance’ pope’s attitude about the whole sex abuse crisis bothered me much and I wrote about it all the time. I gather they are outraged about this game in Spain, but I have not heard of any fuss in the U.S., as yet.