Didn't see today's news coming. Pope Benedict kept surprising everybody right to the very end.
Wouldn't it have been great if he had announced it via his Twitter account?
Of course I feel very sad and a bit disturbed. The man was a Titan. A gentle Titan.
But we have faith that the Holy Spirit watches over the barque of Peter.
I feel curious to see what the media reaction will be. Now that he is bowing out, will they acknowledge how far off the mark the "God's rottweiler" tag was? Will they find something nice to say?
Or will they go back to their futile fantasies of an anti-orthodox Pope being elected?
Oh God, thank you for the wise and humble shepherd you sent us, and may his last days be filled with peace and consolation!