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The pontiff's selfless act
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was a courageous and selfless act. He showed us that the office is more important than the officeholder.

His resignation raises the question of whether there should be lifetime callings. Currently, some judges, justices, kings, queens and religious leaders hold lifetime positions.

I side with those who say we should not have any automatic lifetime callings. The office trumps the officeholder. I thank the pope for showing the way.

Bruce Christensen

Salt Lake City

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