Stephen P. White

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After Pope John Paul II died in 2005, hundreds of thousands thronged into St. Peter’s Square, chanting, “Santo subito!” (“[Make him] a saint now!”) There will be no such chants in the piazza on the day Pope Benedict XVI relinquishes the office of Bishop of Rome. For all the drama and surprise of the news of his impending resignation, Pope Benedict’s reign will end in relative anticlimax. At 8 p.m. on Feb. 28, he will simply stop being pope and move into a simple dwelling in the back garden of the Vatican.

If John Paul II was a pope of dramatic, grand gestures, then Benedict XVI has been a pope of understatement.…  Seguir leyendo »