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PrinceOberyn March 14th, 2015 5:07am

Pope Francis has said that he will not serve as pope for life and may retire in the next two-three years. thoughts?

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
03/14/15 2:47 am

From the beginning, Papa Francisco has said that he gets the feeling that his time as Pope will be short. Even in this interview he says the feeling is vague and something he can't explain, but he is open to serving as long as it is God's will.

PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
03/14/15 2:50 am

The full interview was really quite good.

droo Santa Barbara
03/14/15 1:11 am

A breath of fresh air that didn't last as long as I'd hoped. Welcome back, bigoted Catholic Church.

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mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/14/15 7:37 pm

Maybe we get lucky and get another like him

CudOfCow Oregon
03/16/15 9:53 am

I dont see what he has said or done that has changed the church in even the slightest way.

CudOfCow Oregon
03/16/15 9:53 am

Gays will still be judged by God.

typetype level 2 pretty
03/14/15 12:29 am

Hmm.. So KRS-One is right...The Vatican wants to be a pseudo nation corporation. m.youtube.com/watch?v=qT0GU0ue9Iw. Fast forward to 1:40. Or watch the whole thing. 💥👀

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typetype level 2 pretty
03/14/15 12:32 am

My bad ff to 3:10. 4reekz., he was just at the Vatican...

Maj Worth Economist
03/13/15 11:22 pm

*Please let your successor be as cool (or cooler). Please let your successor be as cool.*

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Rotavele Alabama
03/13/15 11:05 pm

They're so deeply connected to the mob that a mob boss paid them enough to have himself buried with the other popes.

It wouldn't surprise me if their economic probs (the Vatican is broke) lead them to having to sell the pope position too.

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PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
03/13/15 11:24 pm

The Papacy has always been for sale. Pope Benedict IX was elected pope at 19, sold the office for some gold for one of his whores, rose an army and deposed the new pope and sold it to his godfather so that he could get married.

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
03/13/15 11:31 pm

Pope Alexander VI bought the papacy in 1492 with twelve donkeyloads of gold. The election of Sergius III was bought through his mistress, Marozia. She also bought their son's election too (John XI).

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/13/15 10:50 pm

The good thing about being pope is that when you want to quit you can just say god led you to do it, and anyone that questions you is a heathen

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/13/15 10:26 pm

Ratzinger set the trend. I think it's responsible to abdicate once your health or mental capacity start failing, but not before. May Francis live long and prosper.

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firefly5 the verse
03/13/15 10:44 pm

Indeed. Though I have to say, he's been the single best pope that I can think of.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/13/15 11:21 pm

I'd probably say John XXIII, initiator of the Vatican II council, is the best modern Pope I know.

PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
03/13/15 10:14 pm

This is a bit ominous though if you think about it. The same conservative elements that will certainly replace Francis may be pressuring or threatening him towards retirement.

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PrinceOberyn ANCIENT CITY STYLE
03/13/15 10:10 pm

No! Don't do it Papa Frankie! You were good one, the one who was humble and somewhat liberal! Please stay Pope to at least outlive the dickheads like Benedict.

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