Breaking News: Pope Benedict Will Retire

My husband broke the news as he handed me coffee.  From Vatican Radio:Pope

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th. Below please find his announcement.
Full text of Pope’s declaration

I don’t know what to say. Need coffee.


About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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One Response to Breaking News: Pope Benedict Will Retire

  1. Brandie says:

    I love it that Benedict only lasted in “exile” for a couple of months before coming back to the Vatican. He’s probably scared of being arrested for his role in covering up the sexual assaults of thousands of people.

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