Third Sunday of Lent

Published on Mar 4th, 2013 by Austin Keith | 0

On February 28, 2013 at 8:00pm Pope Benedict XVI officially resigned as the Holy Father and Bishop of Rome.  It has been 600 years since a Pope has resigned from office!  In studying this decision it is evident that it is Pope Emeritus Benedict’s love for the Church that has brought him to this decision.  At almost 86 years old and ailing in health, he realizes that the Church and the world need more than he is physically able to give.  As we gather this weekend, the Cardinal Electors prepare for Conclave to elect a new Pope, let us pray that the Holy Spirit guide their efforts and bless us with a Holy Father who will continue to teach and lead us as His Holiness Benedict XV, Pope Emeritus has done.