At last, the truth is out. Benedict XVI didn’t become the first pope to abdicate the papal throne in 600 years because he was getting old and tired.
Despite the jokes, he wasn’t fired. No, and it wasn’t because of being blackmailed by the “gay lobby” nor did it have to do anything with the ongoing banking scandals nor the constant effort to cover-up the cancer of clergy abuse, either, nor his pathetic inability to do much more than make things secret. It wasn’t even because of his tendency to lecture to people instead of preach, slipping in zingers like that Mohammad might be considered a madman that sufficed to make listeners wonder what sort of demented game Ratzi was playing.
No, it was simply God’s will. God told him to quit, and Ratzi was just following orders. The Vatican news agency ZENIT got the story from a recent, unidentified visitor. It seems the pope had a “mystical experience.” So he’s lounging around Castel Gandolfo listening to music and thinking pious thoughts. And doubtless much to the relief of his replacement, keeping his mouth shut.
Well, if you can believe that there’s no organized cover-up of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, that spying on everyone is only to catch terrorists, thinking that should be no problem.