Originally Posted by Geko45
It's been 600 years since a pope resigned. It's just not done. My guess is an internal political power stuggle in the church.
There are rules regarding when a Pope can resign, saw an article today. He cannot be forced or pressured, and he must be of sound mind. That's the good news.
On the other hand it means if he was not of sound mind, he'd still be Pope...
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