2013: Pope Benedict XVI, the 265th man to hold the papacy, announced today that he would retire at the end of this month, becoming the first pope to step down in almost six centuries.
1045, 1294, 1415: Three Middle Ages popes who abdicated—one was called “a disgrace to the Chair of St. Peter”, likely because he was accused of hosting orgies in the papal chamber.
Whoa. Totally didn’t see this coming.
Was the weight of all the scandals (Vatileaks, Vatican Bank money laundering, bishops going to prison, child rape, covering up child rape, [non-scandal, but still a blow to the Church] gay marriage movements gaining traction around the world) too much?
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