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National Leadership Roundtable

on Church Management


February 11, 2013

Statement on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI announced this morning that he will resign at the end of the month and the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management issued the following statement from Kerry Robinson, executive director of the organization:
"We offer our prayers to Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion of his courageous announcement to retire at the end of this month. We admire his acknowledgment of the physical, mental and spiritual strength such leadership requires and respect the candor and humility of his personal assessment. 
"We thank him for his service to the Church and join him in his hope that his successor be elected with recourse to prayer and grace. We look forward to welcoming his successor, a leader charged with managing a global institution serving the spiritual needs of more than one billion Catholics while extending pastoral and charitable ministry to many millions more."
We encourage you to share this statement, available on our website here.
For more information, please feel free to reply to this email or call (202) 223-8962.
Michael O'Loughlin
Communications Manager
The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management

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