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Maybe this DK diary from January 27th this year shows some of the reasons for his resignation.

Daily Kos: Implosion at the Vatican - One Can Only Hope

Two Vatican experts have used the word "implosion" to describe the current state of affairs at the Holy See: Robert Mickens, Vatican correspondent for The Tablet published in Britain, and Massimo Franco, a veteran political writer for Corriere della Sera, Italy's most prestigious daily newspaper, who said there are "conflicts within the Vatican `worthy of the epoch of the Borgias'.... There's a palpable sense of fin du régime in the Roman air, he says."

For the sake of their sexually-tortured victims; women and gays; all those past, present and future who will suffer hardship and shortened life spans from the alliance of Church and plutocracy; the poor, the sick and marginalized; we can only hope it comes sooner than later.

The following is an outline of the tensions and turmoil leading to these experts' prediction.

by Fran on Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 07:48:38 AM EST
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I don't buy it:
When the neoconservatives installed Karol Wojtyla as Pope John Paul II, the US was the richest country in the world. The goal was to use the Catholic hierarchy to lead the Religious Right in securing Republican victories and, like a giant vacuum cleaner, the plutocrats would suck the wealth of the US into their own pockets.

At the time, John Paul II had little interest in the EU, "disliking the free hand it seems to give member states on abortion, euthanasia or meddling with human genetics, and what he judges to be its materialist foundations."  

But now, the EU is largest economy in the world. "States hand over sovereignty to markets...the market always dominates policy...and bankers took over Europe."

The plutocrats possibly set up the "eurocentric" Joseph Ratzinger as Wojtyla's successor to emulate their success in the US with financial hegemony in Europe. The Church could again use abortion and same-sex marriage to "sanctify" pro-business factions.

Yeah, right. And this all proves that the Rapture is afoot.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 08:30:40 AM EST
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Simple test: who do they predict will be the next Pope, and why?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Feb 11th, 2013 at 08:32:35 AM EST
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