Sorry y’all. I have been a bit off kilter the past few days. There’s not just school commitments, but I was also ill, and having to deal with
living like a pretzel undergoing therapy. Hopefully, that will be over soon.
Anyway, today comes word that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI will be retiring at the end of February. This is almost unheard of, seeing as the last Pope to abdicate (that’s what a papal retirement is technically called) was Pope Gregory XII, who retired in order to prevent the Church from splitting. Hey, at least it wasn’t like Pope Clementine V. THAT was a bad retirement.
Full disclosure: I am Catholic. I am a fan of Benedict’s. However, open thread means open views, and I would like to take the opportunity to let y’all know nothing you can type here will offend me in any way. Y’all have every right to your opinions, just as I do. So, feel free to comment your thoughts and opinions on this rather amazing event.
That being said, I can not speak for ArmedGeek, no matter his religious affiliation (if he has one). If you offend him, you are on your own