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Halp So as anyone heard the real reason the Pope is retiring?

Discussion in 'useless chatter' started by fly, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. True, but if, for example, there was a European arrest warrant he would have no way of ever leaving Vatican City. It doesn't even have a helipad.
  2. They'll have to build one, duh!
  3. I read the other day that the pope has never had a drivers license but he did have a helicopter pilot license and he loved taking out the vatican copter. this makes it sound like the vatican does have a helipad.
  4. :lol: Read where?
  5. Robb Report
  6. I don't understand this. If he's going off to some unknown monastery then he would have to leave vatican city.
  7. Not necessarily, they might just keep the 'copter at the local Italian airport.
    How many monasteries do you know of in the Vatican? Without Googling?
  8. well fuck me in my semantics
  9. The story I heard was he was no longer to do the travel the church thought the popes position required. Be it for legal reasons or health. I really doubt any legal entity would be stupid enough to put the pope on trial. To some that would be like trying to prosecute Jesus and that is an expensive mess no one wants to deal with. With his age you couldn't even be sure he'd live long enough for the trial to end.
  10. That's silly.
    How long was John Paul incapacitated? and he was still pope.
  11. But if you read DJB's link about the power struggle, it makes sense that he doesn't want to be an incapacitated Pope.
  12. No , that makes sense. What bs said does not