- Posted February 12, 2013 by
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Catholics: Your views on new pope
About Pope Benedict XVI's Impending Resignation
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
I think Pope Benedict XVI's impending resignation might lead to a debate within the Roman Catholic Church on how long should a pope serve as minister of God. Catholic thinkers and clergy people might debate about giving a term-limit to a pope or allowing the pope when to retire as minister. A pope has many responsibilities and duties that would require good health and physical stamina. I believe that a pope should have a term-limit or be given the privilege to resign from office if he can't do his various duties effectively anymore due to health reasons or old age. It's only practical to give future popes either term-limits or the privilege to resign from office because papal duties require good health and outstanding stamina. In fact, I believe that archbishops from all religious groups should be given term-limits and the privilege to resign from office if they're not that physically or mentally strong anymore to fulfill their respective duties.