Pope Benedict resigns

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.

Ed Morrissey:

Again, just to give some historical perspective, the last time this happened, Gutenberg hadn’t yet invented the printing press. What does it mean for the Catholic Church today, with 1.2 billion faithful and the state of the Vatican in the balance? Administratively, not much.

But, does Benedict get to keep his Twitter hnadle, @Pontifex?

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3 Responses to “Pope Benedict resigns”

  1. jlh Says:

    Is it time again for that age-old question: “Is the the Pope Italian?”

  2. Shanna Carson Says:

    Cardinal Marc Ouellet, formerly the archbishop of Quebec City, has the best odds of replacing Pope Benedict XVI, but he is an extremely conservative man who will definitely not want the Catholic church to change. He is expected to be a carbon copy Pope Benedict XVI.

  3. Sam Waterburry Says:

    As I understand it he resigned after viewing this YouTube video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfNJWOZPbSw