Change is inevitable, but can come as a shock. The pope, a humble and faithful man, has announced that he is stepping down from his position because of ill health. George Weigel offers a little historical perspective in NBC's broadcast. (Cardinal Timothy Dolanis also featured. You might remember that the pope promoted Cardinal Dolan to his position.)
As we wait for a new pope to be announced, let's pray that God will grant wisdom to those who are making the decision.