Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI’s words one week after being elected Pope

“As the trend in the ballots slowly made me realize that - in a manner of speaking - the guillotine would fall on me, I started to feel quite dizzy. I thought that I had done my life's work and could now hope to live out my days in peace. I told the Lord with deep conviction, 'Don't do this to me. You have younger and better candidates, who could take up this great task with a totally different energy and strength.' Evidently, this time He didn't listen to me.” [To a group of German pilgrims]

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