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Pope presides over final general audience

VATICAN CITY (AP)Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional send-off Wednesday from an estimated 150,000 people at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy and also times of difficulty when “it seemed like the Lord was sleeping.”

The crowd, many toting banners saying “Grazie!” (“Thank you!”), jammed the piazza to bid Benedict farewell and hear his final speech as pontiff. In this appointment, which he has kept each week for eight years to teach the world about the Catholic faith, Benedict thanked his flock for respecting his retirement, which takes effect Thursday.

via Pope presides over final general audience.

 

First Look at Kerry Washington in “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” — Will You Watch? – Clutch Magazine | Clutch Magazine

Actress Kerry Washington continues to impress with a diverse portfolio, moving seamlessly from playing no-nonsense fixer Olivia Pope in the hit series “Scandal” to troubled slave in need of rescuing Broomhilda in “Django Unchained.” Though her latest role as the star of a romantic comedy is a complete diversion from her last two gritty, serious characters, it promises to be just as compelling.

She will star in “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples,” a big screen adaptation of Tina Gordon Chism’s “We The Peeples.”

via First Look at Kerry Washington in “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” — Will You Watch? – Clutch Magazine | Clutch Magazine.

 

Pope Benedict Resigned to Avoid Arrest « 2012thebigpicture

Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest, seizure of church wealth by Easter

Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation

New Pope and Catholic clergy face indictment and arrest as “Easter Reclamation” plan continues

A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

via Pope Benedict Resigned to Avoid Arrest « 2012thebigpicture.

 

Pope Seeks Immunity Protection from Italian President | Stuart Wilde | The Official Author Website

Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, has scheduled a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for Saturday, February 23 to discuss securing protection and immunity from prosecution from the Italian government, according to Italian media sources.

via Pope Seeks Immunity Protection from Italian President | Stuart Wilde | The Official Author Website.

 

A Sign from Above? Lightning Strikes the Vatican Right After the Pope Resigns – Christian Blog – Christian Blog

Billions of Roman Catholic Followers who were already shocked by the announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation were furthered shocked when a Lightning Bolt Struck the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Lightning Strike which happened only a few hours after the Pope’s speech has already spread on the Internet.

via A Sign from Above? Lightning Strikes the Vatican Right After the Pope Resigns – Christian Blog – Christian Blog.

 

Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest, seizure of church wealth by Easter – Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation – OTEDO.COM

New Pope and Catholic clergy face indictment and arrest as “Easter Reclamation” plan continues

A Global Media Release and Statement from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS)

Brussels:

The historically unprecedented resignation of Joseph Ratzinger as Pope this week was compelled by an upcoming action by a European government to issue an arrest warrant against Ratzinger and a public lien against Vatican property and assets by Easter.

via Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest, seizure of church wealth by Easter – Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation – OTEDO.COM.

 

Odds Makers Believe the Next Pope Is Going to be Black – Christian Blog – Christian Blog

Paddy Power, Ireland’s leading bookmaker, says that the next pope is very likely to be African. They have come up with a list of who they believe might be the next pope. They call the list “papabile.”

via Odds Makers Believe the Next Pope Is Going to be Black – Christian Blog – Christian Blog.

 

Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign – NYTimes.com

After examining his conscience “before God,” he said in a statement that reverberated around the world on the Internet and on social media, “I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise” of his position as head of the world’s one billion Roman Catholics.

via Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign – NYTimes.com.