February 20th, 2013
05:48 PM ET

Where does an ex-pope go?

CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on Pope Benedict's plans after he leaves his post and where he will live.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Catholic Church • Pope Benedict XVI

soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. Scott

    Should would be interesting if he did an AMA on Reddit!

    February 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm |
  2. AvdBerg

    Spiritual Truth

    To find the truth go to http://www.gaychristian101.com

    Ask; and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    February 24, 2013 at 9:22 am |
  3. hippypoet

    ex-popes go to the graveyard and stay there until someone else digs them up to steak the heart to the ground then burn the remains! duh!

    February 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm |
  4. EX catholic

    A better question would be; Where do Idolaters go? Since Idolaters will NOT enter the Kingdome of God.

    February 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm |
    • End Religion

      We're all going to the same place, right? Dirt naps for all!

      February 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm |
    • EX catholic

      End Religion,

      NO we're NOT! Though most bodies "end-up" in such "dirt" Not all have and not all will. But the real you, the real person not just the bones and flesh, the one that Loves or Hates, the one that Suffer or Rejoices, the one that Feels. That one will either go to Heaven or to the other place that is Not Heaven, and that ONLY thru and because of Jesus.

      February 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm |
    • OTOH

      EX catholic,

      It sounds like you have not been successful in totally divorcing yourself from Catholicism. That superior, co.cksure, self-righteousness is still in ya'...

      February 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm |
    • End Religion

      @ex-cat: the "real you" is all organic and will rot away the same as everyone. If there was a soul you could prove it, but you can't. Just like you can't prove a heaven or a hell, or jesus, god, the whole shebang. Isn't it time you grew up?

      February 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm |
  5. CMZ

    TO HELL.

    February 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm |
  6. Banjo Ferret

    He goes to the nearest pub and accepts Ferretianism is the one true religion. Repent! (banjoferret d c)

    February 23, 2013 at 10:03 am |
  7. Sane Person

    If there's any justice he'll go to jail where he belongs

    February 22, 2013 at 9:08 am |
  8. Marcus

    Where does an ex-Nazi pope go? To his death hopefully. The arrogant, mysogynist, murdering, peadophile enabling dick.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:41 am |
  9. Answerman

    There, in that grave, the pope will be sleeping in death just as his savior Jesus Christ described the condition of the dead; "Sleeping", not awake. .

    February 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm |
    • Jen

      Funny then that he'll still rot and be a stinking corpse while he's "sleeping".

      February 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm |
  10. Answerman

    He will go to the ground and turn back into the dust he was made from, just like his bible says. He might have time for a trip or two to Disneyland, but eventually, the pope will end-up being dust.

    February 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm |
  11. Sara Howells


    February 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm |
  12. AvdBerg

    Spiritual Truth

    To find the truth go to http://www.gaychristian101.com

    Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

    February 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm |
    • Richard Cranium

      Andy vandeberg
      This site is hilarious. Such absurd a$$ertions and a$$umptions. Shows that your braiinwashing is complete.

      February 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
    • Topher

      Prolapsed.net yall! Jesus loves you.

      February 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm |
  13. Reality

    Like all of us, B16 will eventually go on the top of the compost heap.

    February 21, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  14. prophet

    we are praying for you all.

    February 21, 2013 at 11:39 am |
    • HotAirAce

      Bullsh!t!! I'm not praying for anyone so you are lying.

      February 21, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • ??

      Several studies have shown that prayer DOES NOT WORK.Try something else.

      February 21, 2013 at 8:05 pm |
    • End Reigion

      so many prophets and no gods to claim them....

      February 23, 2013 at 2:28 am |
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