Originally Posted by InChiefsHell
The last Pope to do this was Gregory XII...in 1415...so this is NOT something that happens every day...I'm frankly shocked by this.
It's something that was likely to happen sooner not later. The ability of modern science to keep a body going when the mind is gone necessitates the ability to "retire", even from the position of Pope, lest the Church be left headless for a protracted period.
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