|English: Pope Benedict XVI during visit to São Paulo, Brazil. Italiano: Papa Benedetto XVI durante visita a San Paolo, Brasile. Português: Papa Bento XVI durante visita a São Paulo, Brasil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
(by pio dal cin)
Pope Benedict XVI who, in 2005, was the oldest man to be elected pope in almost 300 years, will now become the first pope to resign his position since Gregory XII in 1415 and the first to have done so voluntarily since Celestine V in 1294.
My personal hope is that the next Pope will be more inclined to have a “Saint Francis of Assisi” type of Church, without all the golden crosses and rings. Without bank’s scandals. A church made for the poor that gives an example, in the Spirit of San Francesco