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Did the Knights Templar bring down Pope Benedict?

(The Gawker website no longer exists after folding in 2016. This was a rather bizarre story it ran after Pope Benedict stepped down). The Gawker website has listed some of the current online speculations and theories about the sudden resignation…

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns – is this unprecedented?

The Pope announced that he intended to resign today on grounds of ill health and age – leaving office before the end of the month. In recent centuries, the view has been that popes continue until they croak but Pope…

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Vatican butler and papal intrigues

If you think papal intrigue is a thing of the past – then read about a Vatican scandal under Pope Benedict XVI. This involved the arrest by the Vatican of a butler to the Pontiff who had leaked sensitive documents….

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