February 11, 2013
There Is No Front-Runner for Pope
Fr. Robert Sirico, National Review Online
It is a sobering thought to think that the last time a Pope resigned (Pope Gregory XII in 1415), American had not yet been discovered. Yes, the possibility of a Pope’s resignation is anticipated in Canon Law (Canon 332), as long as it is disclosed “properly” and of his own free will. Pope Benedict met both the conditions in his statement earlier today to the consistory.
Three things are worth noting:
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