Vatican says new pope to be elected before Easter


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VATICAN CITY—The Vatican on Monday said it expected a new pope would be elected next month, after Pope Benedict XVI said he would resign on February 28.

“We should have a new pope for Easter,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told reporters, saying a conclave could be held within 15 or 20 days of the resignation.

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  • Pablo316

    Exciting times indeed! Without foolishly setting up dates
    the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule the world is now increasing
    becoming nearer and nearer by the day. Signs are everywhere popping up one
    after the other in fulfillment of Bible prophecies, the following are just
    among the few:


    is now increasingly on the verge of being mauled by its surrounding nations.


    Wars and rumors of wars are now in the air.


    Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are becoming more


    False teachers peddling the words of God for money are


    A one world government thru the EU is now becoming a


    And so much more! But now without treating prophecies with
    contempt as the Bible taught us (1 Thessalonians 5:20) the ‘PROPHECY OF THE
    POPES’ now stands to be tested.


    Bible-believing Christians like Hal Lindsey, Tom Horn, Gary
    Stearman, Chuck Misslers and so many others have been looking at this as just
    another sign of the possibility that indeed we are now living in the end times
    when the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule the world will happen.


    Read, study and live the pure and unadulterated teachings of
    the Bible God-fearing and God-seeking people. God bless!

    • mel malag

       Mr. Pablo316, are you a member of the Worldwide Church of God?

  • bugoybanggers

    Larga na mga miembro ng KULTO, attack VATICAN pagkakataon na ninyo ito, isama ninyo si MANNY PAKYUT!

  • palakasantayo

    The Philippines in the person of cardinal Tagle will have a good chance of becoming the next Pope. If this happens, Tagle might as well transfer Vatican to Philippines. Philippines, its 80% catholic population is the biggest in the world right now. He would not have any problem leading the Filipino catholics as these followers are so gullible. 

    • panhase

      I believe the percentage of Catholics among the about 900 citizens of the Vatikan state re higher then the percentage of Catholics in the Philippines :).
      And if you look to Poland, roughly 90% of their population are Catholics.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        polands catholics are leaving the church  also to according to friends i have living there

      • panhase

          Well, in Europe many are leaving the church (maybe except in the Vatican), mostly because they are dismayed over the handling of the abuse scandals. It´s a little bit as if they are saying “tama na, sobra na”.
          But data in Poland is a bit sketchy. I have been there about 3 or 4 month ago. In surveys, many are declaring they are Catholics but do not agree with the hierarchy. And in the eyes of the Church, once a person is baptized this person is a Catholic until he or she dies or will be excommunicated. However, there are some countries in Europe where one can declare in a court or city hall, that one renounces officially his or her faith. There one can get reliable data.

  • Melvin

    Hindi daw si Pope Benedict ang dapat naging Papa. Sabi ang dapat daw naging Papa ay ang Italyanong si Cardinal Ciccola. Kaya lamang ay hindi siya pinayagan dahil magiging parang advertisement daw ang magiging dating ng Vatican, kasi kapag si Cardinal Ciccola ay naging Papa ang itatawag sa kanya ay Pope Ciccola!!! dyokonli…

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