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  •  Resignation is bullshit (3+ / 0-)

    Popes have held on with far worse health than Benedict to maintain the tradition of the church. Really all the pope needs to do is show up at Mass at Christmas, the day to day running of things can be left to subordinates. JPII had Parkinsons and a stroke and could barely form words and he didn't resign. Paul VI was on oxygen. John XXIII had stomach cancer. "Being old" is generally not a reason to give up being pope...

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