Pope's remarks deflate rumors of resignation
Catholic World News - February 20, 2012
In his remarks to 22 newly created cardinals, Pope Benedict XVI appeared to pour cold water on rumors that he might resign, notes leading Vatican-watching journalist Andrea Tornielli.
“Pray also for me, that I may continually offer to the People of God the witness of sound doctrine and guide holy Church with a firm and humble hand,” the Pope said. Tornielli read those words as a signal that the Pontiff has no plans to step down. Rome has heard a fresh spate of rumors about a possible papal resignation in recent weeks, following up on stories about the embarrassing leaks that have been cited as evidence of disarray at the Vatican.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($33,425 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!