On popes and the problem with preemptive resignation…

Posted August 27, 2017 4:28 pm by Editor

On popes and the problem with preemptive resignation…

Following confirmation this week that Pope Paul VI wrote resignation letters in advance in case he was struck by a disabling condition, debate is likely to revive about whether such a preemptive resignation would be valid under Church law. Until that’s resolved, we’re sort of like people driving around without car insurance – gambling the worst won’t happen…

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