It finally appears as if the psychopathic patriarchy is crumbling from the “top” down. This loyal nazi’s ‘admission’ to an inadequacy is not quite detailed enough, he seems to have left out the most critical factor……his so called ‘ministry’ served the dark……and his so called ‘brave move’ is actually one of cowardice under the growing investigations into the priestly pandemic pedophilia, human trafficking and financial corruption and deliberate derailment of good souls into enslavement via their armies, yes they have armies who kill and fight, and through iniquitous deceit.


11 February 2013 Last updated at 08:04 ET



Damian Thompson, former editor of the Catholic Herald, says the Pope has made a “brave move”

Pope resigns

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development – the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years – surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even his closest aides.

The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope after John Paul II’s death.

The Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before Easter.

The BBC’s Alan Johnston in Rome says the news has come “out of the blue”, and that there was no speculation whatsoever about the move in recent days.

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I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me”

Pope Benedict XVI

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is quoted as saying he was “greatly shaken by this unexpected news”.

A Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said that even the Pope’s closest aides did not know what he was planning to do and were left “incredulous”. He added that the decision showed “great courage” and “determination”.

The brother of the German-born Pope said the pontiff had been advised by his doctor not to take any more transatlantic trips and had been considering stepping down for months.

Talking from his home in Regensburg in Germany, Georg Ratzinger said his brother was having increasing difficulty walking and that his resignation was part of a “natural process”.

He added: “His age is weighing on him. At this age my brother wants more rest.”


At 78, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.


He took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades – the scandal of child sex abuse by priests – was breaking.


Pope Benedict XVI

  • At 78, one of the oldest new popes in history when elected in 2005
  • Born in Germany in 1927, joined Hitler Youth during WWII and was conscripted as an anti-aircraft gunner but deserted
  • As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger spent 24 years in charge of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – once known as the Holy Office of the Inquisition
  • A theological conservative, with uncompromising views on homosexuality and women priests