|Pope Benedict XVI|
Some unexpected news this morning, for the two of you who may not have yet heard:
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th.
Of course, while Ratzinger claims he’s stepping down because of tiredness due to his old age, it’s not hard for most to see through such an excuse and posit that the Catholic Church’s ever-worsening-international-child-rape-cover-up-scandal just may have something to do with it. And with a little luck, the next conclave will give us a new holy figurehead who only indirectly helped his antiquated institution continue its deception. Can’t you sense the enthusiasm?
Or, alternatively, I leave it to Tim Minchin, who really just put it ever so well: