Pope Benedict XVI resigns: buzzed on social media February 11, 2013



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Pope Benedict XVI resignation today creates buzz on social media worldwide among Catholic community. Different reactions of netizens - regrets, support and prayer for the pope ruled. The 85-year old Pope announced that on February 28, 2013 8:000 PM, his resignation is effective. The unexpected decision revealed during the Cardinal meeting on Monday morning.


"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," he told the cardinals.

"I am well aware that this ministry, due to its essential spiritual nature, must be carried out not only by words and deeds but no less with prayer and suffering.

According to reports, the pontiff creates history for the first Pope to resign after 600 years. The last pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII, who stepped down in 1415 in a deal to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants.

A Vatican spokesperson told to Fox News that Pope Benedict "will not take part in conclave" to choose his successor. Officials hope to have a new pope in place in time for the start of Holy Week, on March 14. Although there has been much speculation about Pope Benedict's health, a Vatican spokesman said he is not in any immediate danger.

Here are some of the reactions of netizens on the resignation of the Pope:









What can you say on Pope's resignation? Tell us your thoughts for this very important decision that breaks history.


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