In the last days the the bible says there will be a third Jewish Temple built possibly during the period known as the Great tribulation the Antichrist will confirm a covenant with many for one week or seven year period Daniel 9:27 - And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
AFP: Francis Arinze of Nigeria, Peter Turkson of Ghana and Marc Ouellet of Canada were among the cardinals hotly tipped by bookmakers on Monday to take over from Pope Benedict XVI.
William Hill bookmakers named 80-year-old Arinze as their favourite to replace the pontiff following
Monday's shock announcement of the pontiff's resignation with odds of 2-1, followed by Turkson at 5-2.
When I first heard this I believed it to be a joke. But it is official. I wonder if the next Pope will be more of a progressive? Time will tell.
Sources close to the Vatican have hinted at the surprise anointing of former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams as the new Pope when Benedict XVI steps down at the end of the month. Following the shock announcement of Pope Benedict's retirement, the first occasion a Pope has resigned in over 600 years, it was clear to outsiders that something of great significance was afoot in the See of Rome.
Just hours after Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising Feb. 28 resignation, bookmakers have already started placing odds on his successor.
Quickest off the mark was the Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which has already gone through three favorites for the position, starting off with Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, before shifting to Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson and then to Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet — who at the time of this writing is the most favored option, with odds of 11 to 4.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — One billion Catholics are shocked by the departure of Pope Benedict XVI. The 85-year-old pontiff says he doesn't have the energy to continue.
Kai Jackson has the impact on the Catholic Church and its members here in Maryland.
News that Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation stunned Catholics worldwide, yet no group appears to have been more surprised than the cardinals the pope first told.
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Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, announced that he is resigning and many people believe the next Pope will be the last Pope.
The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with the successor of current pope Benedict XVI, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.
When I was a kid, I went to Catholic School. The early years of my education was in Canada's Arctic I was instructed by Nuns who floated around the school as if they didn't have feet but roller skates instead. When we moved back to Edmonton, my Catholic education was at the hands of a kid named Rolland. Sure I went to a Catholic School, but I only remember the lessons he taught in the school yard.
In light of the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, effective February 28, the Vatican's College of Cardinals will have to choose a successor. If a replacement is not chosen by then, by law, the temporary leader of the Roman Catholic Church would be Cardinal Camerlengo, currently Tarcisio Bertone.
The College of Cardinals is comprised of 120 cardinals, (although there may be more or less at any given time) under the age of 80 years old.
85 year old Pope Benedict XVI has today announced that he is stepping down as Pope. In his speech he stated that the reason for his resignation was due to ill health, which is an unusual move considering that the last Pope to resign before his death was over 600 years ago.
Many are calling the move brave, signifying a modern age.