Listen up .....i still do not get the stupidty and the idiocy of human beings....... who want to stand in line and see a dead person....listen dumbass they are fucking dead and filled with chemicals and make up .......they cannot do shit like wave and talk .......i personally think i'ts the stupidest shit human beings ever do.....dead people serve no purpose on any level ...it's a carcass......it;s a kidavir.....it's a stiffy ......a torso .....and you wanna do what ?........ look at it !!!!!!...you really are fucked up in the head ......think about it .........i think people are just vacant emptyheaded fuckers only care when they are dead .......its hypocritical and stupid .......the dumbest mind washed cultural idea ever ......and the worst is the fucking idiots say a dead person looks great ......the only person that benefits from dead people are undertakers ......n one else .....they make cash off the back of stupid people .......paying a fortune for an empty box ..........i hate funerals cremations .......and usually the more religious the more fucking stupid ........irish people love to celebrate death ........you dmb bastards ........now they are lining up like they did for the queen to file past a dead guy .......
LONDON — The Vatican announced Saturday that the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died at age 95.
“With sorrow, I inform you that the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away today at 9:34 in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican,” a Vatican statement read.
During his weekly general audience in late December, Francis revealed that Benedict was “very sick” and asked “the Lord to comfort him and support him … until the end.” The following day, a Vatican spokesman said he was “stable.”
Benedict stunned Catholics around the world when he announced his abdication from the papacy in 2013. It was the first time in 598 years that a pope had stood down — the last being in 1415 when Pope Gregory XII resigned just 10 years into his papacy in a bid to heal a schism that had formed in the church.
The surprise retirement announcement nearly a decade ago occurred during a routine meeting at which Benedict was to discuss the possible canonization of three people. He cited “an advanced age” as the reason for his retirement. “The pope took us by surprise,” Rev. Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the Vatican, said at the time. The former pope has since been living inside the walls of the Vatican, an independent city-state located in Rome. Benedict chose not to revert back to his actual name, Joseph Ratzinger, but instead chose to be called Pope Emeritus.
In 2005, the former Cardinal Ratzinger was elected by his fellow cardinals to succeed Pope John Paul II. He chose the name Benedict XVI for his tenure.
Despite having only served eight years as pope, Benedict’s time was marred by multiple scandals including his involvement in the cover-up of widespread child sex abuse by priests within the Catholic Church and the revelation of his time spent in the Hitler Youth while he was a child.
Other controversies included Benedict's statement that condoms would aggravate Africa’s HIV and AIDS epidemic and his lifting of the excommunications of four traditionalist bishops — including one Holocaust denier. Benedict would later backtrack on his comments on the use of condoms and say they are acceptable in “certain cases.”