We’ll Miss you Pope Benedict XVI

Sister Philip Joseph, O.P. receives
Eucharist from the Holy Father on
Dec.24, 2012 at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign on February 28. The last time a Pope resigned was in 1450. He is currently trending on Twitter. The journalism class collected a few fun facts about His Holy Father.

  • He has a helicopter’s pilots license, but not a drivers license. 
  • His personal library contains 20,000 books. 
  • He speaks German, English, Spanish, Italian, French and classical Latin. 
  • He can read ancient Greek and biblical Hebrew.  
  • He plays the piano. 
  • He still has stuffed animals his mother made when he was a child. 
  • His cat’s name is Chico. 
  • He owns an iPod and a Twitter account. 
  • Kelly Clarkson sang for him.

We wish him well and our prayers are with him.


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