The gap b/w papal resignations is roughly equivalent to that b/w the Dec of Independence and when Picard became captain of the Enterprise.— Dan Lewis (@DanDotLewis) February 11, 2013
#Pope Benedict XVI isn't retiring, he's being rebooted in a new universe with a revamped outfit and all new continuity.— Superman /Clark Kent (@JerkSuperman) February 11, 2013
The 85-year old leader of the Catholic Church announced that he will resign at the end of the month for health reasons. Here are a couple of my favorite Twitter reactions. This is the first time that a Pope has resigned since 1415. Dan Lewis, the factoid maestro behind Now I Know, points out that this is a long, long time.