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Was the Pope's resignation a dignified move?

Do you think that Pope Benedict XIV's resignation was a move of goodwill, or was it an action to maybe see who his successor is?

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    Feb 12 2013: Jacob,

    I rather doubt the Pope or his decision can be so easily boiled down to an act of goodwill or curiosity. And, in fact, even if his health is the primary impetus at this time, I doubt even it is the only reason. The decisions of a man of his stature in an institution as complex and a world as multi-faceted as ours is not so easily defined. I expect his reasons and the process that went into them are highly complicated.

    Andrea

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