There’s a job opening coming up in Rome
Pope Benedict XVI is to stand down as leader of the Catholic church, he announced today.
In a decision that has shocked even his closest aides, the 85-year-old Pontiff said his health was ‘no longer adequate to continue in office due to his advanced age’.
He announced his resignation in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals this morning, emphasising that leading more than a billion Roman Catholics worldwide requires ‘both strength of mind and body.’
“Pope Bingley” has a nice ring to it.
Sure, I’m a Presbyterian but I think that that little detail will make my application stand out from the crowd. My Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Catholic Church are quite serious about their reaching out to other faith traditions; what better way to put their words into action than a Prot Pope…moi.