By Fabian Araneda
Just weeks after announcing his resignation of the papacy, Pope Benedict XVI has now officially left his role as chief shepherd of the Catholic Church. This unusual decision has raised several questions about the resignation itself and the future of the Catholic Church.
The local Catholic community offered its opinion about the resignation of the Pope, and expresses its considerations for the future. Similarly, one representative of the Lutheran Church gave his opinion on this event from an external and ecumenical perspective.