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Pope Benedict XVI's resignation: A drama that beats any Dan Brown plot
Telegraph UK ^

Posted on 02/17/2013 8:25:29 AM PST by Perdogg

After the initial shock came the speculation. Pope Benedict XVI surprised even his closest advisers on Monday by announcing that he was standing down, but within hours the Vatican was awash, not just with the inevitable talk of who would succeed him, but also with whispers about the “real story” behind the first papal resignation in over 600 years.

Once the curia – or Vatican bureaucracy – started chewing it over, the theories it spat out were quickly flying around what the papal historian John Cornwell has characterised as “a palace of gossipy eunuchs”. And from there it is one short step to finding their way into the Italian press.

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1 posted on 02/17/2013 8:25:41 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg
Considering how execrably ludicrous Dan Brown's plots are...that's not saying much.
2 posted on 02/17/2013 8:27:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Perdogg

What is so hard to understand about a decent guy who can no longer carry out his duties because of old age and infirmity
and wanting a strong successor to carry on?

3 posted on 02/17/2013 8:30:34 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: BenLurkin

Dan Brown’s execrable plots belong in the toilet.

4 posted on 02/17/2013 8:59:28 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: yarddog

Oh, their whole lives are a bad Dan Brown type novel that rewrites history.

“. . . about a decent guy . . .”

I know your question is rhetorical, let me say, though, it’s the decency they don’t understand.

They don’t have it, don’t want it, don’recognize it and don’t respect it.

They think the indecent life is the only one worth living. any other kind is pure boredom.

I have to see Yahoo news to log into my email until I change it here away from ATT who are pushing the BSA to go gay. Am subjected to the headlines. Second is “Hugh Grant [bla bla bla]. . .”

I react, “who could possibly care what that indecent person does, says or thins (’feels’) in lib speak.

They see “Pope resigns” and react, “what indecency is driving him to do that? I won’t rest until I come up with something or someone does that for me”.

The Pope’s educational, charitable and life experience credentials are a page long. Yawn. “OK, but how did he get to a position of power. Dont’ tell me it was through work. Won’t listen to that.”

5 posted on 02/17/2013 9:01:42 AM PST by stanne
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To: Perdogg

I tried to read one of Dan Brown’s books once. Couldn’t get past the first couple of pages. He writes like an eighth-grader.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 9:36:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Perdogg

It is amusing to hear comments about what a bad writer Dan Brown is. Somebody must be buying his books...

7 posted on 02/17/2013 5:49:41 PM PST by karnage
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