Monday, February 11, 2013

Losing Our Shepherd

The BBC reports
Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.
The unexpected development - the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years - surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.
The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.
Pope Benedict XVI is a great pope and a great man.  We will miss him.  Pray that the Cardinals are receptive to the Holy Spirit and make the best possible choice.


  1. I have lived through the reigns of 6 popes, from the end of Pius XII's to Papa Benedetto's. This is historic in that it has been 600 years since a Pope resigned.
    I am saddened, but trust God will provide us with a worthy follower.