Posts Tagged ‘Pope’s resignation’

Experts draft proposed laws on status of a retired pope

Monday, August 15th, 2022
laws on status of a retired pope

Experts are drafting proposed new laws on the status of a retired pope. In the 728 years that have passed since St Celestine established this legal precedent, the right of a pope to resign remains ensured in church law. The law is not very detailed, saying only that the decision must be made freely and Read more

Pope’s resignation ‘a cheap soap opera’

Monday, June 13th, 2022

A papal advisor has dismissed media rumours of the pope’s likely resignation as nothing more than “a cheap soap opera”. According to Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, who advises the pope within the Council of Cardinals, news reports suggesting Pope Francis’ physical decline will soon lead to a new conclave are “fake news”. The rumours Read more