.by Anura Guruge
The pope should NOT have resigned. Yes, of course, he had the right and he had talked about it. John Paul II did NOT resign. He braved it out till the end and let God make the call. My Queen will do the same. She has said she will not abdicate. She was given the job — for life.
That Benedict XVI resigned finally confirmed my refrain of the last 18 months. He was a weak pope. GROBR. The timing of his resignation is clear. He wanted to make sure his buddy Kasper can be an elector. He turns 80 on March 5 but will be eligible because he was under 80 when the pope resigned.
My top 5:
#1 (tied): Lord Bertone
#1 (tied): Marc Ouellet
#3: Lord Tettamanzi
#4: Angelo Scola
#5: Lord Schonborn
Fat pope, followed by thin pope. Old pope followed by young pope.
Weak pope followed by Lord Bertone. QED.
Ouellet ONLY if papal resignation now become accepted as the norm.
German pope soured it for other non-Italians. So that will weigh against both Ouellet and Schonborn.
Next pope WILL NOT be American. Next pope will be white.
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