WARNING: This post may offend religious feelings.
POPE BENEDICT XVI is stepping down as spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. He has decided instead to run for Senate President.
The Pope has announced his resignation. The last straw was the RH Law.
After only eight years as spiritual leader of Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down because he can no longer fulfill his duties. Now we realize the importance of having a first runner-up.
Pope Benedict XVI is quitting “because of advanced age.” It got worse when the Vatican created those 9 Twitter accounts for him.
Of course, his resignation would have happened much earlier had he signed up for Facebook.
There’s no truth to rumors though that the Pope decided to quit because of Internet bullying.
Pope Benedict XVI, who turns 86 this April is quitting his job “because of advanced age.” I can’t believe nobody has informed him yet about stem cell therapy.
Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down, and it appears his resignation is irrevocable. The Pope has also denied rumors he had an affair with Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
The bad news: Pope Benedict XVI has resigned, and will be in office only until the end of the month. More bad news: He’s not entitled to separation pay.
Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down because of AGE – the only thing in the Roman Catholic Church that ‘advances.’
The College of Cardinals will elect a new Pope in a papal conclave in March. Some possible replacements have been identified in the news including Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. Filipinos are hoping that the next conclave will have a “text vote” component.
Some of the mentioned frontrunners for the papacy were the cardinals from Nigeria, Ghana, Milan, Vienna, Canada, Honduras, and yes, the Philippines. This early, some people are calling the conclave, ‘Thrilla in the Basilica.’
The last time a pope resigned was in 1415 when Joseph Ratzinger was still in grade school.
The last time a Pope resigned was in 1415, also the last time the Lakers’ win-loss record was above the .500 mark.
The Pope has resigned! Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquiao to replace him.
You know something sinister is happening in the Philippines when Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation on the eve of the start of the official campaign period.
In a statement, Vice President Jejomar Binay expressed sadness on the news that Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down, and called on Filipinos to pray for the 85-year-old Catholic leader. Sought for reaction on Binay’s “concern,” the Pope said, “Hashtag Alam Na!”
For those who missed: HOLY TWEETS – Top 10 Tweets You Won’t Read on Pope Benedict XVI’s Timeline
“Religious institutions perpetuate a mortal master-servant relationship,” Leto said. “They create an arena which attracts prideful human power-seekers with all of their nearsighted prejudices!”
~Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune
In Other News
The official campaign period for national candidates kicked off Tuesday, Feb. 12. UNA and Team PNOY held proclamation rallies in Cebu City and Manila, respectively. Both events were fun and festive – just what everyone expected in a circus.
“Nakakahiyang aminin, wala talaga.”
~Sen. Loren Legarda on her sex life
Enjoy the rest of the week!
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