“The pope has just broken a taboo by breaking with several centuries of practice,” Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, told The Guardian, praising the move as a “liberating act for the future.”
That’s right, folks. The pope broke up with God.
In a move that hasn’t happened in about 600 years, Pope Benedict XVI resigned from his office this week.
“Norbert Denef, from north Germany, who was abused as a boy by his local priest for six years and was later offered €25,000 (then £17,000) by his diocesan bishop to keep quiet, said: ‘We won’t miss this pope,’” according to The Guardian.