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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304

That's a first, isn't it?


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not a first, but the first since, like, 1415 or something.

I'm wondering if he has Alzheimer's or similar, as it's not really considered the Done Thing.



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Pure age seems like a pretty cop-out reason, which gives the impression that there's either Secret Health Problems, or A Big Scandal.

As was pointed out on Facebook, what scandal could there be that's worse than all the ones they've already got going? Unless evidence is about to break proving that he was specifically involved in cover-ups and whatnot.


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interestingly, he's resigning effective 28th February. my constituency is having a by-election same date.

i am TOTALLY voting Pope. Big Grin


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Originally posted by supersnazz: fiend for rawk!:
Pure age seems like a pretty cop-out reason, which gives the impression that there's either Secret Health Problems, or A Big Scandal.

As was pointed out on Facebook, what scandal could there be that's worse than all the ones they've already got going? Unless evidence is about to break proving that he was specifically involved in cover-ups and whatnot.


Thinking *Ditto, but interested to see how Limer's vote turns out just the same.
 
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Isn't it obvious? There's no scandal.

I'm pretty sure he signed on to play Palpatine in the new Star Wars movies.


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He's resigning on my birthday.

What a lovely gift! Big Grin


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Originally posted by supersnazz: fiend for rawk!:
As was pointed out on Facebook, what scandal could there be that's worse than all the ones they've already got going? Unless evidence is about to break proving that he was specifically involved in cover-ups and whatnot.

Got that already - didn't make any difference.

I suspect the 7 years of unrelenting scandal has taken it's toll. He was dealt a shit hand, but he's played it atrociously, and his own rigid obsession with sexuality uber alles has done damage in it's own right.

Fuck him and the horse he's riding off on. Hope the next pope is an improvement.


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Apparently the next one will be the Apocalypse Pope?


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Been rumours about the dire financial position of the Vatican bank and the like. That they have been stopped from issuing credit and they are flouting EU financial rules.


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my dad pointed out that the Pope's last public mass has taken place on Ash Wednesday (this year also known as St Pancaklentine's Day), which is traditionally a day for major atonement... (today it's a day for heart shaped pancake and pancake shaped roses). dunno if this means anything, of course...


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This article on AlterNet seems to think it was related to the documents released in an LA sex abuse case -- the Cardinal there was allegedly taking steps to keep sex abuse cases hidden from authorities and was reporting his activities to Ratzinger.

Or maybe it is just age. I mean, the dude is freaking a thousand.


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