There is no pope. There is no pope. There is no pope.
The phrase didn’t occur to me as the bell of St. Benedict’s Abbey tolled over and over again for 10 minutes starting at 1:00 pm (8:00 pm in Rome) to mark the resignation of the Pope.
The phrase occurred to me when the bell stopped tolling and the Abbey grew silent.
St. Benedict’s Abbey tolled its bells as the Pope stepped down.
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The Vatican Information Service explains “Yesterday evening in the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI received a group of pupils, parents and teachers from the local Paul VI Pontifical School.”
Here is what he said to them. I think it is wonderful how the pope communicates very rich truths in such simple language:
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