How do you feel about the Pope resigning?

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (7 posts)
  1. rdlang05 profile image94
    rdlang05posted 5 years ago

    How do you feel about the Pope resigning?

    Is it a humble service, or is it selfish?  Right or wrong decision?  Criticisms?

  2. JimTxMiller profile image77
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    I feel the man made a sensible decision. Only a fool doesn't know when to quit.

  3. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    Something is hinky. Either he is terminal, there is a scandal, or it is political. Perhaps all three. Given the history of the Papacy, any other reason is just cover.

    1. rdlang05 profile image94
      rdlang05posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It wouldn't surprise me if he's terminal (or close to it).  I doubt the other two.

  4. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I feel something is definitely wrong. The pope normally only retires from death. This has only happened 5 times in history in the Catholic church. Something is definitely gone terribly wrong.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I would say that because he fully believes in his ministry, and is concerned about his ability to complete his work, that he is making the right decision for the church.  If he feels that he is needed and cannot perform his duties, then he is choosing what is best for his church and his followers.  They need a man who can do what he is called to do.

  6. Globetrekkermel profile image75
    Globetrekkermelposted 5 years ago

    Although, I am not exactly sure what a Pope does(blame it in my indifference to know,the papacy is not one of my favorite reading endeavors, sorry ,Catholics but I still cannot find a reason why should I read about it) , I believe Benedict should have not been chosen to be a Pope to begin with. He was already way into  his 70's when he became Pope and the Catholic church entrusted him to lead over a billion Catholics worldwide? That is quite a responsibility for a man of this age.The vatican knew that his days are numbered as a Pope even at that time when they chose him, and we wonder why he resigns because of health reasons? TSK TSK TSK!!!.... ! And this is supposed to be a spiritually guided unanimous decision by the people who are considered the "CHOSEN FEW"?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)