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    • OT: Pope Benedict Resigns
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  • 2/11/13
  • nutz4pugs

Just happened. This is big news to a lot of people. First pope to resign in over 600 hundred years.

Is the Catholic church <sex scandal broadening?

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  • 2/11/13
  • eastvisitr
Better put my two weeks in.
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  • joemets22

Is white smoke going to come out of the chimney?

Pretty much everything I know about the pope is from Eurotrip.

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  • 2/11/13
  • Remember86
He says it's due to health reasons. I guess if the scandal broadens other possible reasons could be considered. He's already been the focal point of a sex scandal when he was a Cardinal. In the 80s a priest abused a boy and the Pope wrote a letter in favor of not defrocking the priest. I doubt his very conservative views are held by a majority of Catholics worldwide. His election as Pope seemed like the wrong choice to me at the time.
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  • 2/11/13
  • nutz4pugs

Yes, it's as probable as just about any other possibility. What makes me scratch my head over the "health reasons" is the job itself. Popes are *usually* lifetime appointments, as we all know. Now, if there was something wrong with his cognitive abilities, I'd be less suspicious, tho' they are unlikely to cite that as a reason.

Physical infirimity?? I just don't know.

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  • 2/11/13
  • thagreat1
Pope Benedict Arnold more like it
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  • nutz4pugs

The header clearly says: OT

That means it *isn't* about the Mets or baseball which should encourage you to bypass it altogether.

If you choose not to.....

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  • hamp
He is 85 and frail!
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  • abbymart
Whether he was the wrong choice or not I think his predecessor was considered too progressive (if that's even possible for a Pope) so I knew they would head in a more conservative direction
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  • govmule72
He tested positive for PEDs.
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  • frkaz911
PEDs? Pope Enhancing Drugs?
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  • jgrangers2
Pedophile Enhancing Drugs
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  • thebobymon

Maybe he has the madness of King George...What what?

Do popes do hospitals and medical tratments?

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  • PrayedforBay
hahaha
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  • frkaz911
They shouldn't have let him walk. They could have traded him for a couple of mid-level seminarians.
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  • 2/11/13
  • Bozack
Don't forget, he did meet with Piazza, maybe there's a PED connection there..
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  • 2/11/13
  • Kranesback
..and will be patrolling right field for the Mets in 2013.
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