So Pope Ratzinger the First can’t stand the heat enough to stay in the kitchen, eh? This is the same guy who made it possible for untold thousands of priests to sexually abuse children in Catholic parishes across the globe, both while he was Pope and for many years before. As Cardinal Ratzinger he received and supposedly reviewed every bit of documentation relating to these charges, and his response was to bury the evidence and move the clergy around so that no priests would be subjected to the law, and innocent children all over the world could be victimized over and over by the same monsters. Now these same children have grown up and are screaming their heads off, pointing fingers, writing tell-all books, and suing the Church. Oops, his bad.
The next Pope will need a very large umbrella as he strolls across the piazza or steps onto his balcony to greet the masses, because the pigeons are finally coming home to roost, and we all know what happens when you get a lot of angry pigeons overhead, don’t we? Perhaps the new Pope should also invest in a large shovel because, thanks to a system that puts the good of the organization ahead of its most vulnerable members, there’s a lot of clean up to do, and it won’t be pretty or cheap.