Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Benedict Relieved To No Longer Shoulder The Vatican's Politics

One must understand that the Vatican, the Roman Catholic Church, the pope, and the magistrate is all about politics. It is after all, a city-state machine. Timing is everything even there.

As The Telegraph reports:

His [Benedict's brother Georg] comment about Benedict continuing to "suffer" the problems of the Church appeared to be a reference to the alleged infighting and power seeking plaguing the Vatican's bureaucracy, details of which emerged when the pope's butler leaked Benedict's private correspondence.
But since leaving behind the responsibility of overseeing the world's 1.2 billion Catholics he is now able to pray, read and play the piano at Castel Gandolfo, a secluded palazzo built on the rim of a volcanic lake, surrounded by acres of private gardens boasting a farm and spectacular Roman ruins.
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