Monday, February 11, 2013

Vatican spokesman: Pope Benedict will not participate in the conclave to elect his successor

As everyone by now has heard the news that our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he is resigning as Pope on February 28, 2013, I'm wondering about the prophecy of Garabandal regarding how many Popes before the Great Miracle! Any thoughts will be appreciated. Could the Warning and Miracle be at our doorstep? Come, Lord Jesus! 

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Pope will move to a cloistered monastery for prayer and reflection.
February 11, 2013 10:01 EST
By Catherine Harmon
In the wake of this morning’s stunning news that Pope Benedict XVI will step down at the end of this month, the director of the Vatican Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, offered a few details during a press briefing about the Pontiff’s move and what will follow:

Pope Benedict XVI has given his resignation freely, in accordance with Canon 332 §2 of the Code of Canon Law.

Pope Benedict XVI will not take part in the Conclave for the election of his successor. Pope Benedict XVI will move to the Papal residence in Castel Gandolfo when his resignation shall become effective.

When renovation work on the monastery of cloistered nuns inside the Vatican is complete, the Holy Father will move there for a period of prayer and reflection.