(CNN) – President Barack Obama issued a statement Monday on the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI would resign later in the month.
"On behalf of Americans everywhere, Michelle and I wish to extend our appreciation and prayers to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years. The Church plays a critical role in the United States and the world, and I wish the best to those who will soon gather to choose His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's successor."
Oh boy. Let's see...hmmmmm....will this be the "opportunity" the Teatrolls have been waiting for to trot out their newest guano-laden theory that "not only is Obama a secret muslim socialist trying to turn the USA into a caliphat subject to sharia law...but he's now proposed that a secret muslim, Brennan, be head of the CIA." Stay tuned...
What does that have to do with the pope resigning?
Sniffit....AND that he's secretly working behind the scenes to make sure a non-Catholic secret soshulist Mooslim is named to be pope so the entire christian world can be turned over to Sharia law
"Sniffit....AND that he's secretly working behind the scenes to make sure a non-Catholic secret soshulist Mooslim is named to be pope so the entire christian world can be turned over to Sharia law"
ZOMG! I HADN'T HEARD THAT YET! I better go out and buy a 5th AR-15 with extended mags and a tactical flashlight RIGHT NOW!!! Anyone heard of any good sales on bunkers lately?
Thank you, Mr. President, for you kind words to the Pope and to the world. I think the Pope's decision shows that he, as an individual, has gone beyond position, ego, or pride. He's ready to give himself to God. Wow.
You guys are joking but it will happen. Somebody will find something nasty to say about the President's kind message.
"Thank you, Mr. President, for you kind words to the Pope and to the world. I think the Pope's decision shows that he, as an individual, has gone beyond position, ego, or pride. He's ready to give himself to God. Wow."
Internal politics at the Vatican are reportedly brutal. While I agree it looks on the surface like he's a humble man recognizing his own limitations, etc., I would bet my left foot that there's far more to it than that (and we'll never know).
If his response was anything other than "Meh..." he said to much about the issue.
Every word in the President's statement is appropriate and polite and beyond reproach. A well-crafted paragraph. Can't people just leave it at that? Acting like a teeturd in anticipation of tinfoil-hat rants makes you little better than one yourself. If they want to find an evil agenda in something this bland, then that's their problem. Don't encourage them, and don't stoop to their level. This was a very diplomatic way of saying "Meh."
Something smells foul at the Vatican.
First Pope in 600 YEARS to quit the post.
Methinks that we've reached a stage in our current society where not even the Vatican is above reproach, suspicion or more to the point a complete and thorough investigation.
The saying goes that the fish smells from the head down...
And yes, I'm Catholic
In regards to the President's response: he's a class act.
He's shown more diplomacy, respect and "christianity" in his message than the Pink Hats and certain priests have shown him in the country that he presides over.