Bil Browning

How Very 1415 of Him

Filed By Bil Browning | February 11, 2013 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic church

"I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter."

-- Pope Benedict XVI announcing his resignation as the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church. A pope has not resigned since 1415. Benedict cited declining mental and physical health as his reasons for leaving his position.

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