Monday, February 11, 2013
As of February 28th, our beloved Pope Benedict will leave the Papacy, clearing the way for another Pope to be elected to fill the office.
He is citing weakening health, both physical and mental. Many are spinning counterclockwise, spewing forth ill-informed theories, while those of us who love His Holiness simply prepare to miss him.
The most loving thing a Pope can do for his people is to recognize his frail health and its impact on his governance of 1.2 billion Catholics and remove himself from office before he does any kind of damage that a successor might need to repair. He's a class act, our beloved Pontiff and now he can retire, at age 85, to quietly enjoy his Mozart and his cats.
I will miss him, as will many other faithful Catholics. Non-Catholic comments are not encouraged.