February 22, 2013

Did Sex Scandal Bring Down Benedict?

Barbie Latza Nadeau, The Daily Beast

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Of all the rumors floating around about just why Pope Benedict XVI is hanging up his camauro, one has taken on a life of its own.  According to several well-placed vaticanisti--or Vatican experts--in Rome, Benedict is resigning after being handed a secret red-covered dossier that included details about a network of gay priests who work inside the Vatican, but who play in secular Rome.

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