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Pope Benedict XVI resigns

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Wow... Last time this happened over 600 years ago.

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Surprised there wasn't a thread on here already...

I have no idea... is this a big deal for American Catholics?

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This has more to it than just "declining health". A Pope hasn't resigned since the fuging middle ages. Every Pope declines in health and dies in office.

Regardless, we will get to see three popes in under a decade. There are many generations that didn't see three popes in a lifetime.

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I'm going through conversion to become a catholic right now. Imaging if president of the US announce that he's quitting.
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[quote name='ARSEN' timestamp='1360595091' post='2131875']
I'm going through conversion to become a catholic right now. Imaging if president of the US announce that he's quitting.
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It's happened more recently than the Pope resigning.

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Well yeah. But its just an example. There are over 1 billion catholics that wonder what just happened...

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First thing that ran through my mind was that there was more to it. Yea hes old, but first time in 600 years? idk. Then again I'm not a Catholic and I have no idea how any of that stuff works.

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[img]http://i.imgur.com/aiEJH.gif[/img]
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New pope, you know what that means- time for the betting lines.

http://www.paddypower.com/bet/novelty-betting/current-affairs/pope-betting?ev_oc_grp_ids=1178744&AFF_ID=3409

11/4 Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (Ghana)
3/1 Cardinal Marc Ouellet (Canada)
4/1 Cardinal Francis Arinze (NIgeria)

Dude from Ghana was the favorite last time I believe, though to be honest any of the 3 current favorites would be crazy (a canadian or african pope?)

Richard Dawkins also a big underdog at 666/1 :D

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[img]http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-prey.png[/img]

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I'm very curious what all went down.

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[quote name='ARSEN' timestamp='1360594830' post='2131869']
Wow... Last time this happened over 600 years ago.
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Pope Celestine V exercised his right to abdicate in 1294. So 719 years, to be exact.

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