[extropy-chat] il papa's last rites?
scerir at libero.it
Sat Apr 2 06:01:24 UTC 2005
From: "Damien Broderick"
> Catholics would then be
> in an interesting situation:
> an unreplaceable supreme Pontiff
> whose silence is infallible
> and indefinitely protracted.
The Vaticanist Marco Politi reported
that John Paul II has investigated
retirement options. A study by Cardinal
Vincenzo Fagiolo (he died in 2000),
now in the Pope's personal archives,
concluded that a pontiff must not resign,
unless he is in a state of "amentia".
(I think that, in case of "amentia",
resignation should be automatic.)
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