Bill Heaney: Reporting the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

I DON’T want to say, ‘I told you so’, but I did warn you in my last blog – on the 17th of last month – that Pope Benedict XVI might resign this year.

My actual words just a month ago on allmediascotland were : “There’s a possibility that there could be a new Pope in the next few years – or months even. Benedict XVI is 85 at the moment and he might even announce his retirement.”

I was making the point that Scottish newspapers need religious affairs specialists for big stories that might arise in that field.

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