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Non stop on the news here in Dublin
Something is up. I wonder what.
Jackie Robinson isn't dirty. This isn't Pack Pride.
Claiming it's due to physical health. According to a blurb on the Telegraph it said he had trouble reading and he's been walking around with a cane.
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First to resign in 600 years. I hope a Board Catholic can explain the pontiff/pope distinction.
I'm definitely curious if this is old age vs scandal.
It will be really interesting to see where they go next. I remember when John Paul II passed I heard a lot of talk they wanted someone who wouldn't be the Pope for decades to come and keep making reforms, they wanted a period of calm after all JPII did during his reign.
Do they go American yet? Do they go Latin American? At some point one of those two will need to happen.
I'm thinking that it's old age, given that Benedict saw how JPII was at the end, and how functional he was. Better to step down and let someone who can handle the rigors of the papacy to step in.
Gunner: They (I guess we [including my own Catholicism]) I think will go either Latino, or African as those are the two fastest growing followers. I don't think I'll see an American pope in my lifetime.
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Scandal was my first thought, but I know alot of people wanted JP2 to step down to set the precedent that Popes didn't have to hang on well after their health had passed. I think that's just what he's doing.
So what does a retired pope do? Can someone do a prospect power rankings for the top 10 cardinals likely to get the nod?
I thought maybe it had something to do with that HBO documentary. I haven't seen it but they claim the Pope is responsible and had direct knowledge of crimes. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02/04/alex-gibney-s-mea-maxima-culpa-sex-lies-and-the-catholic-church.html
What's his new deal worth? How many years?
IT'S (LATIN) AMERICA'S TIME.
No. This is jtp's doing. He's kept me around for his bizarre HOF resume.
sir broosk @celebrityhottub
He's just going to take a year off and then pope at Ohio State.
So apparently there's odds for this thing. I don't know where these came from, stolen from Wake board. Favorites are a Ghanaian, Canadian, Nigerian, Italian and Honduran.
5/2 Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson
3/1 Cardinal Marc Ouellet
4/1 Cardinal Francis Arinze
6/1 Cardinal Angelo Scola
10/1 Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga
14/1 Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
14/1 Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco
16/1 Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
25/1 Cardinal Leonardo Sandri
25/1 Cardinal Claudio Hummes
25/1 Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier
33/1 Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi
33/1 Archbishop Raymond Burke
33/1 Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera
33/1 Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi
33/1 Cardinal Timothy Dolan
33/1 Cardinal Camillo Ruini
33/1 Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn
33/1 Cardinal Ivan Dias
40/1 Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa
40/1 Cardinal William Levada
66/1 Cardinal George Pell
66/1 Monsignor Pietro Parolin
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
My guess is there might be a serious health issue that won't immediately kill him, but would impact his ability to lead. Something like Alzheimer's or dementia or something.
I saw a tweet that listed Turkson as the leader at 4-1. Perhaps there's a lot of value at 4-1 if he's listed at 5-2 other places.
Francis Arinze has come up before. I believe he is the uncle of a former Wake basketball player. Marc Ouellet sucked when he played for the Penguins. His only notable accomplishment was taking my sloppy seconds.
I don't want to let the ESPN cat out of the bag, but it's not a coincidence that the pope and Ray Lewis retired at essentially the same time. I'm looking forward to hearing them debate RGIII vs Wilson.
Pope will inevitably take RGIII. Roman numeral bias.
Maybe Benedict can work for ESPN and Ray Ray can be the new pope.
Damn. Dude barely gave 2 weeks.
I get that he is retiring and he needs to go out his own way, but it is so annoying how he has to wear his faith on his sleeve and is always quoting bible verses
That will hurt him when he looks for jobs in the future.
I know being on Twitter makes it hard to concentrate at work, but I didn't think Benedict would go this route.
Roma footballer Francesco Totti is a 10000/1 shot.
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