For Benedict-Watchers: A Gallery of People with Canes Who Are NOT Retiring

Cane - Pope Benedict XVI

Even before Pope Benedict emerged this week for the first time using a cane in public, as he walked to board his plane at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport en route to Mexico, rumors of his retirement were flying.The Italian daily newspaper “Libero” reported last fall that the pope was thinking of resigning from the papacy in Spring 2012, when he turns 85. Journalist Antonio Socci, writing in the same newspaper, confirmed that prediction.In October 2011, when Pope Benedict first used the wheeled … [Read more...]


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