Forced Resignation of a Pope?

by Steve Ray on February 9, 2005

From my Friend and Canon Lawyer, Ed Peters

There is a lot of silly talk—much of it self-perpetuating—about the College of Cardinals arranging for the next pope to resign upon reaching a certain age. This is complete nonsense; neither the College of Cardinals nor any other power on earth has the slightest authority to require a papal resignation (see 1983 CIC 331, resting on divine authority stretching back to the Petrine Commission recounted in Matthew 16). 

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Giorgia Palmas March 5, 2007 at 6:52 PM

luogo interessante, soddisfare interessante, buon!

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