Yesterday's Papal homily, delivered by the Pope without notes after conducting Mass in his residence, included a story about a priest who told an atheist that he was redeemed by Jesus just as a Catholic would be, so long as the atheist "did good."
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Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI quit, a lightning bolt struck St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Yeah, yeah, lightning probably strikes the church on days when the pope hasn't resigned too. But it's more fun to ignore that as you appreciate this. (The Guardian)
The BBC reports that Benedict XVI is unexpectedly resigning as pope
. I guess you could call it an ex cathedra
The His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
sends his very first tweet
, on an iPad.
He accidentally deleted his first actual tweet, but I screengrabbed it.