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.
So, it's not unprecedented and not done either?
Most Americans have an odd view of what a long time is. 200 years seems like an eternity here, and antiques are 20 years old. I've been in pharmacies that have been in business in the same building since the 1400's. Antiques are generally 100 or more years old.
600 years ago really isn't that long ago for a European.