Skip to main content

View Diary: Pope Benedict is stepping down (132 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  The Butler Did It (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Tom Anderson, TerryDarc, Back In Blue

    I expect that the pope's butler Paolo Gabriele, who leaked corruption documents he'd stolen from the pope, the "Vatileaks" whistleblower. Gabriele was indicted and senteced to 18 months prison - in the Vatican. Banking, contracting and other corporate corruption revealed.

    But Gabriele was pardoned and "forgiven" by the pope, despite having revealed "evil and corruption" at the heart of the Vatican's operations. I expect Gabriele gave some really bad stuff to people who'd release it if Gabriele were treated too harshly. Otherwise I'd expect him to be meeting his maker ASAP.

    But this is speculation. The Nazi pope could be resigning for any of an encyclopedia of sins, starting with godfathering the getaway of hundreds of baby rapers over many years. Or whatever the Vatican banks did during the bubble, after their (recent) history of financing gunrunning, drug lording, and of course the usual corporate venial sins.

    Or he's just taking a gig on quitter's row with Sarah Palin. Good riddance!

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:27:00 AM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site