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3/2/2013 3:29:00 PM
Pope's resignation a sign of leadership
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Pope Emeritus Benedict makes his way to his apartments after resigning.
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Pope Emeritus Benedict makes his way to his apartments after resigning.

To the Catholic Sentinel:

It is a sign of true leadership that our Holy Father has decided to resign from the Chair of St Peter. Pope Benedict holds the most holy leadership position in the entire world and his act of selflessness and commitment to the organization (Christ’s Church) is an example of leadership and love at its height. Agape love is doing what is “right” and leaders, whether religious or secular at all levels, can learn from Pope Benedict’s example.

It is important to recognize that we are all called to be leaders at some moment or particular situation. Anyone can be a leader without holding a formal leadership position because doing what is “right” is leading the way for others to emulate.  Pope Benedict may no longer be Pontiff but he will continue to be a leader and his actions have showed us that we can all lead and do the “right” thing.

Thomas Connolly, Salem





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