There's plenty out there to read about the pope's resignation - most of it repetitive and much of it unimaginative and ecclesiastically naive.
But here's a piece by The Anchoress, Elizabeth Scalia, with this fascinating lede:
In hindsight, we’re seeing clues, now, and reading words he uttered indicating that Pope Benedict XVI has clearly been thinking of renouncing the papal throne for some time.The post is titled, "Prayer and Penance: Did Twitter Hasten Benedict’s Retirement?" Elizabeth's take is unique, imaginative and insightful.
Forgive me if this sounds absurd on the face of it, but I am wondering if, despite these pieces of evidence, Benedict’s recent entry into Twitter has had anything to do with the seeming abruptness of his announcement.
Give it a read - it's worth your time.
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