When the leader of the world’s billion plus Catholics gives a notice to quit his job when all these billion+ cathos are praying for his good health and the good of the church. Ratzinger’s abdication has provided me with some comic relief from my busy schedule of work and reading and it is getting more interesting by the day. I think by the time he finally quits and a new pontiff is elected, we really will be a happier lot.
We knew something had to be up with the resignation of Pope Benedict. After all, Popes don’t just resign; in fact, this is the first time a Pope has resigned in 600 years. Therefore, the hoopla surrounding this is more than understandable. However, as per usual with the Catholic Church, there seems to be a catch, and, lo and behold, it likely surrounds the infamous abuse scandals that have plagued the church’s image for so long.