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Published: Monday, Feb. 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

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Santa Monica, CA

I wonder what we'll remember most about his time as Pope?

Kaysville, UT

These 7 years have been tumultuous times for him and the faithful that put trust in the Church in their own beliefs. This would have been a hard decision for him to make. The Cardinals will have a difficult task in their process knowing what will need to happen. It is not appearing to be easier for that calling.

Tyler D
Meridian, ID

@xert – “I wonder what we'll remember most about his time as Pope?”

Here’s my guess…

A total rejection of the values that gave rise to Vatican II and a hastening of the intellectual (and perhaps actual) decline of the Church.

One of the worst Popes of the modern era… and given the company, that’s saying something.

Salt Lake City, UT

I actually respect his decision, hopefully this will set a precedent for the Catholic church and encourage future popes to step down with dignity while they're still reasonably healthy.


I think he will be remembered with fondness by the believers for his courage...and will be criticized by the anti-Christians.

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