Pope Benedict First Pope to Step Down Since 1415
Father Jonathan Morris on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
- Duration 8:06
- Date Feb 11, 2013
Father Jonathan Morris on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
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-- -- At the time there was struggle between the two people who thought they should both people put that there were -- when he decided that in order to.
For the preservation of the -- the seat he should step to step down obviously that's not the case.
And now and that's why it's even know it's it's so surprising story was -- important interrupting -- -- not announced.
-- -- else wanted to be -- exactly there was a dispute over who was the real -- All RC channel and so what do you think motivates -- -- -- she said at the beginning of his pontificate when he took over as poll.
In response to a reporter asking him would he -- would -- consider resigning.
If he got sick he said if I was unable to turn out my duties because of mental.
-- or physical health I would consider resigning at the time people said come on really that's that's but those his theory well.
-- my opinion.
Don is that because he saw during the time that John Paul the second.
That there are a lot of decisions that were put off during the last years -- -- John Paul second's life he was just very very sick including a sex abuse.
He decided that it was not good for the church in these times with communication with they are with.
The -- rapid flow for information with the real managerial responsibilities of the Pope it was and healthy for the church.
To have a -- be unable to make tough decisions in a timely manner.
-- just started trading and -- but he didn't uses Twitter to resign parliament -- I don't think he got the Twitter thing down quite.
Quite rank of the what does this mean to have our commitment to -- -- in this country.
I think people are going to be saying are we going to have a younger pull over going to have a eight feasts of the church that is going to -- Exhilarating and happy -- -- for.
But the cardinals are gonna going to say and I think they're gonna save -- yes that would be very good that's not the most important thing the institution has lasted for 2000 years because the pope's main job.
-- the preservation of the faith.
So while it's would be wonderful to have a Pope was a great -- -- John Paul the second or who is a great manager to make sure.
Stuff doesn't happen like we've seen happen in the past.
In the end.
I think -- that the cardinals -- -- choose someone -- trust.
To protect the faith.
But most Catholics.
Don't Moscow's financial in this country.
All right actually -- -- get a Pope.
Who all carry all the stuff started to -- -- of part of -- Cutler told follow -- Christmas.
Simple problem to -- you do do -- who want someone who stuffed -- to they would say I think -- Catholics but.
But for Christians and non non Christians with some sort of a little -- -- -- and a commitment to refute the two stuff and number two.
We'll talk I'll -- -- with a little book is about later right but yet in the end of the -- is.
Someone -- people look to as a leader.
And I think Catholics and and and non -- so are wanting in this this vacuum of leadership that we -- -- in society in general right now.
I want somebody who yet congressman leader and fortunately.
If -- chief futures -- human being he's not can be perfect.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And are compatible like deduction -- He he's just a genuine now.
Genuine genuine genuine guy that crude -- -- have a better wasn't -- he makes his beer and you axis cigars now a long.
And most Catholics.
All of our touched more to.
But British -- there -- but church itself Rodham him.
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what -- auditor -- that's sure there's there's there's no there's no hope that's going to fix.
All the problems of society or -- the Catholic church and it comes down to I believe.
Good families producing good and normal people healthy people some of -- go on to become pastors increase others are just.
Come wonderful mothers and fathers that's that's a sign of a good society healthy -- when they're good families.
And don't we can expect to -- to fix that -- -- on -- itself does those confessions don't play.
A large part of me in the conduct more personal photos.
Definitely but then there are lines outside of my confessional and so -- New York on a Sunday evening.
To have a contact with god and to get right with god and the sacrament of confession I call -- the sacrament of -- -- -- It's when you say -- this is what has done.
And just as Jesus told the apostles the sins that you will will loosen -- will be -- happen so waseige shuttle line outside -- The confessional roller -- -- 275.
People average age of about 25 years old home while faster -- for -- after an embed there were -- plenty of people waiting in line.
And to go to.
Confessions and afterward I'll cider and side.
This is inside the church -- -- won't comment -- little bit cold like other camp and optionally can -- to known and unknown tickets to have an on should -- -- sort of traditional I don't know.
No but there'll like that and after he had already assuming we're not there yet is -- camp out at a -- -- of Chicago media and understood -- want.
I'm recently instead we got the joke Arquette pledged wonder salt gunman continues and dub -- what's the of -- -- of of what's on what's the what's the most.
Prominent compression -- to implement.
I don't talk about the talent -- -- -- flowered I didn't do it last time you hear from the home.
If I told you would be the very last time -- going to give me an idea of the -- subject matter well I think you can you can imagine yourself.
What are most common ways -- offend god or as a debate over a month alone can.
-- very close but.
-- -- -- -- For command.
With no I didn't want to you don't encourage their imagination and other sort of question.
You don't expect to we're gonna find out something although of them what -- -- of solutions to old.
I'm -- my sensors and he fought them.
Yeah I don't think so but I would not say hey you know.
There's it's impossible because we've we've seen we've seen bishops we seem priest we've seen pastors who -- heads of school systems say you know what everything is totally fine.
And it turns out things aren't -- only estimate you have a lot of popular Los -- and.
While he's very different now if if you had to room with -- hundred people waiting to see John Paul the second now and he had to go through that room it would take John Paul the second about.
Thirty seconds to get through the room and you look at every -- you would smiled -- -- -- to be very happy.
Opened the sixteenth would probably take about fifteen minutes into it -- he would talk to everyone just a different style.
In the go back for quickly to so to underline the fact I do really think that this is simply because he doesn't think it's good for the church.
To have somebody who's -- capable of churning out.
In his role also was as head of the church -- general Norma Toronto -- longer announce an -- -- part of -- Attempt -- trickier and essential -- -- attitude but some uptrend there now you always ask him questions or -- version.
And for two punch cola I must confess -- -- I was in line to get on the plane to go play golf.
And Rowley North Carolina when I got the call from you.
From your people.
You know you -- -- initially selfish they wish the Pope would've stuck it out for few more days at our.
-- But it is fortunate enough not you know are being given to -- regional markets emotional confession to -- -- America anti used it to.