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Offer Your Thanks to Pope Benedict XVI

By February 28, 2013

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As the eyes of the world turn to Rome on this final day of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, many Catholic wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Holy Father, not only for his nearly eight years of service as pope, but for a lifetime of service to Christ and His Church.

On this bittersweet day, as we wish Pope Benedict farewell, you can offer your own words of thanks, and a promise of prayers or other devotions that you will perform in gratitude for all that Pope Benedict has done, on this page: Thank Pope Benedict XVI for His Years of Service. It takes only a minute, and if you're logged in to Facebook, you can choose to have your message of thanks posted to your Facebook wall once it is published.

And while you're on that page, you can read some of the 875 messages already posted. From the shortest to the longest, all are heartfelt and moving.

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March 4, 2013 at 9:23 am
(1) Tom Kakuba says:

God be praised for blessing us with Pope (Emeritus now) Benedict XVI, a servant of humility and grace. We pray for him that he lives a longer and healthy life and ask him continue praying for the Church and his successor. God Bless the Church, Pope Benedict XVI and a new Pope

March 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm
(2) mms says:

Thank you Pope Benedict,

1. For WARNING the world on how easily whole nations can slide into MORAL INDIFFERENCE – the same kind of moral indifference which the Catholic Church kept warning about and was ignored:
- the same kind of moral indifference which preceded Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia and many other countries who also slid into the most horrifying atheistic slavery under the most hate-filled totalitarian regimes (because, due to cunning political rhetoric, it came disguised as the ‘ultimate independence’).
- Instead atheistic totalitarianism finally revealed itself as a demonic blood-thirsty gang of axe-murderers.

The worry is that the closed-minded hedonistic secular world is still taking no notice. It is still not reading the signs. Only more tragedy can be the result.

2. Thank you for being a bulwark against secular stupidity and mindless prejudice; thank you for your many books filled with wisdom and truth.

3. Thank you for being a living example of what all civilised human beings should try to emulate. You have been the symbol of Christian Humanism – the only kind of humanism that actually works.

Thank you Pope Benedict for being our guide through these troubled times. We hope the next Pope is as wise and courageous as you have been.

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