25 February 2013

Angola: Faithful Advised to Be Calm in Face of Pope Benedict Xvi's Resignation

Luanda — The priest Apolónio Graciano advised on Sunday in Luanda the catholic faithful to be serene and very calm in the face of the Pope Benedict XVI's resignation.

"I appeal the Christians to be attentive to behaviours of opportunist people that want to face the current moment to speculate the situation of the Catholic Church ", said the priest.

During the Sunday mass Luanda, priest Apolónio Graciano considered the Supreme Pontiff's attitude to be an act of heroism, humility and love for the church and it must be seen as an example to strengthen ecclesiastic community.

The priest highlighted that it is not because of the Pope's resignation that the Catholic church will end with all its history in the world because everyone followed the reasons presented by the Head of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide.

"His physical conditions do not allow him to continue with the mission that he was entrusted in since 2995", said the religious man.

Pope Benedict XVI of the Roman Catholic Church has decided to resign from his post due to ill health.

The Head of Roman Catholic Church will step down on February 28, the first pope to resign from the position in 598 years.

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