Pope Benedict XVI resigns
Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:58 PM
Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:59 AM
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.
1978 was known in catholicism as "the year of three popes"
Pope Paul V died, replaced by John Paul I (who died in his sleep just 33 days into his papacy) followed by John Paul II