Sex scandal? Nazi history? Prophecy?
(NEWSER) – With Pope Benedict suddenly announcing his resignation today, we've looked at his legacy and the process for choosing his replacement. Now—forgive us—we delve into the inevitable conspiracy theories that "explain" his resignation:
- His Nazi History. Benedict has acknowledged he was forced to serve in the Hitler Youth during a "dark time" in his childhood. Now the Atlantic Wire has dug up Twitter users like Melanie Karin, who write, "Resigning for health reasons! Yeah. That's it. Not because of anything scandalous like ... having a Nazi youth past."
- Sex Scandal. Not only has a sex-abuse scandalrocked the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict is said to have personally approved an accused molester's transfer to therapy. One tweeter directed a curious Piers Morgan("As a Catholic, I'm not buying this") to see an HBO documentary on the subject, Mea Maxima Culpa.
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