Monday, 11 February 2013
Defeated at last...
I read the news with great enthusiasm to-day. I was at work, blissfully ignorant of the outside world, until my father sent me a text message, saying that the pope had resigned. I was then in receipt of two emails, which I have now read. I have been listening to updates on the BBC since I got home.
I have been expecting the end of this pontificate for some weeks now, though I expected Benedict to die in office, perhaps in some poetically just way, though a resignation seems fitting for a man so old. The coming weeks promise to be quite interesting!