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(Courthouse News Service)   The Pope's retirement may open him up to prosecution by the International Criminal Court for sheltering child abusers, oh snap   (courthousenews.com) divider line 14
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2013-02-12 01:53:50 AM  
5 votes:
pjmedia.com
2013-02-12 10:03:39 AM  
3 votes:

Raharu: It would be nice.  Maybe this is how he plans to fall onto his sword for the church.

TINFOIL HAT TIME------

The pope knows he's going to die soon, cancer, Alzheimer's , whatever... So he uses this to step down something that hasn't happened since the 1400s... To take the rap for the church.


I don't think it's that magnanimous of an act. If he steps down now he can watch over the proceedings for his replacement and insure that some other conservative asswipe gets installed - thereby cementing his legacy of bringing the church back from the liberal reforms attempted by Vatican II. A live ex-Pope can exert a lot more pressure on the selection crew than a Pope who dies in office.
2013-02-12 03:39:57 AM  
3 votes:
They didn't prosecute Dick & Dubya, they haven't prosecuted Putin, they aren't prosecuting Kim Jong Whatshisname, and they aren't going to prosecute the Pope.
2013-02-12 11:40:32 AM  
2 votes:
The ICC can charge him with anything they want.  Dose anyone here think that the Vatican is going let them come and get him?  ya right.
2013-02-12 03:23:23 PM  
1 votes:

Raharu: It would be nice.  Maybe this is how he plans to fall onto his sword for the church.

TINFOIL HAT TIME------

The pope knows he's going to die soon, cancer, Alzheimer's , whatever... So he uses this to step down something that hasn't happened since the 1400s... To take the rap for the church.


...You know, I was going to post that, provided the guy truly believes he can talk to God and all that, he might be doing this  expressly to pay for his sins.

Which would be so much restoring faith in humanity.
2013-02-12 10:53:57 AM  
1 votes:

This About That: They didn't prosecute Dick & Dubya, they haven't prosecuted Putin, they aren't prosecuting Kim Jong Whatshisname, and they aren't going to prosecute the Pope.


Cheney and Bush were sheltering pedophiles?
2013-02-12 10:46:47 AM  
1 votes:
"Pope Benedict's retirement plans may open him up to prosecution by the International Criminal Court for sheltering child abusers, an advocacy group said pulled out of its ass on Monday."

FTFT
2013-02-12 10:18:26 AM  
1 votes:
The ICC attorney doesn't care about the victims and justice. If he did, they wouldn't merely be talking about doing it. in public press. They'd go ahead and do it, <i>then</i> they would talk about it, after the process began. No, this is merely a stunt for the sake of political posturing. They just want to reinforce some word associations.

"Pope... scandal ..."  "Catholics ... pedophiles ..." what a shock some detractor wants to associate those two ideas and announce that to the world.  What's next?  "White people... racism..." or maybe "Christians ... creationism ...". maybe it will be "Mormons ... cult..."

Shocking.
2013-02-12 10:08:52 AM  
1 votes:
Hahahahaha, yeah right, that type of article is priceless Internet humor.
2013-02-12 10:03:37 AM  
1 votes:
Regardless, I hope that the demons of Hell have spent the last few years filling a malbolge with maggots and shiat in preparation for Benedict's descent.
2013-02-12 10:00:10 AM  
1 votes:
It'll be right after bush's warcrimes trial.
2013-02-12 07:57:43 AM  
1 votes:
It would be nice.  Maybe this is how he plans to fall onto his sword for the church.

TINFOIL HAT TIME------

The pope knows he's going to die soon, cancer, Alzheimer's , whatever... So he uses this to step down something that hasn't happened since the 1400s... To take the rap for the church.
2013-02-12 05:42:42 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, I'm sure that'll happen any day now.  I'm going to hold my breath while I wait for the news.
2013-02-12 02:16:57 AM  
1 votes:
Never not ever ever going to happen.
 
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