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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Romans Weigh In On Pope’s Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013. (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

What are Catholics saying about the news this week that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down at the end of this month?

The BBC’s Dan Damon spoke to the faithful on the streets of the Eternal City.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003000884786 Navin R Johnson

    Good riddance, he should be in prison. 

  • anon

    Perhaps the cardinals will receive a more progressive inspiration from the big guy and appoint a Hispanic pope this time. No women candidates though, please; thats asking a bit much.

    • Sheila

       I’m confused: why is it “a bit much”?  Is it because women are less intelligent than men?  Or morally weaker?  Do you have evidence of that?  Or is that women don’t have penises?  I just don’t follow.

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