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Comment: Good riddance to the bigoted Pope Benedict XVI

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  1. Liam the God 11 Feb 2013, 4:22pm

    There’s nothing to add here. Well done for saying what most people will be thinking (even those giving lavish praise are thinking it).

  2. Thank god this evil man is stepping down! I thought he would at least die soon! But I’ll take second best for now. I’ll be watching for his death in a few short years from now.

  3. Hear hear. A papacy built on hate and lies from the very beginning. Shame we won’t scratch the surface of his cynical legacy for years to come.

  4. CH Brighton 11 Feb 2013, 4:32pm

    The last one (pope) carried on to the bitter end regardless of his own pain and weakness and regardless of any damage his increasing incapacities might have been doing to their church. They praised him for his selflessness in living out the ‘catholic truth’ of the meaning of life and the role of suffering. This one has decided he’s had enough and is giving up before he becomes incapacitated and is praised by his apologists for his selflessness and consideration for their church by leaving office before his incapacity might cause damage. Which is the correct version of how a pope is supposed to behave? Or do they make it up as they go along?

    1. It’s a religion – of course they do.

  5. Not much to be happy about.He will probably replaced a new Frankenstein who probably will be worse in every regard.The Catholic Clergy never ceases to surprise one that is for sure

  6. Katie kool-eyes 11 Feb 2013, 4:33pm

    http://www.thedailyweird.com/wp-content/uploads/pope-benedict-palpatine.jpg

    I don’t care what people say, he DOES look like the emperor from star wars hehe

    1. Only two there are, a master and an apprentice lol!

  7. Vile organisation.

  8. The only problem is, his replacement is guaranteed to be even worse!

  9. Benedict XVI will leave the Vatican because of organized crime that operates in the Holy See

    1. Are you a seer, daithirs? Do you have “powers”? Or can you tell us facts not yet disclosed to the general public? Do spill the beans!

  10. His successor could be worse. His bigotry reflects the Vatican as a whole, however with a non-German Pope coming, maybe Angela Merkel will lighten up on her constant vetoing of simple tax and partnership equality for Gay Germans now.

    1. Sorry for being off Topic but.Is Marriage Equality an Issue in the German elections this year??? One would thing the germans would be influenced by what is happening in France and the UK

      1. Read ‘God’s Banker’ By Conwell, or Google Banco Ambrosiano or Cardinal Paul Markincus. There’s also an excellent book about the court case of the young swiss guard implemented in the first death inside the Holy See as a result of a same-sex love traingle within the Vatican.

  11. The BBC is already fawning over him. Saying although he was in the Hitler youth it was required of all young people at that time.

    There was me thinking a lot of German youngsters weren’t in the Hitler youth.

    Let’s start the conspiracy theory now then. Why is he going early? The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    1. Newsround – The life of Pope Benedict XVI in pictures: “When he was 14 he was made to join the Hitler Youth, like all young Germans. He served in an anti-aircraft unit during World War II.”

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/21416026

      1. casparthegood 11 Feb 2013, 6:14pm

        The usual elastic interpretation of history from both the BBC and the catholic church then. No change or surprise there then

        1. Ciaran McHale 16 Feb 2013, 11:50am

          A few years ago, I read “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany” by William Shirer. From reading that book, it seemed clear to me that all young people were indeed forced to join Hitler Youth.

          Do you have anything to back up the claim that he joined Hitler Youth of his own free will?

          Note, like many people here, I think the pope is a vile bigot. I just think that the “he was a Nazi” suggestion is probably inaccurate.

  12. It looks like it was Mission Impopesible for Benedict XVI!

  13. Good riddance to one man and his dogma!

  14. Robert (Kettering) 11 Feb 2013, 5:38pm

    Glad to see the back of this hate filled, homophobic bigot of a pope. Nasty man so good riddance to him!

  15. Even my mother and her church friends who all attend daily mass, is glad this man has gone – what does that say for the Catholic church’s choice of leaders when their followers are not inaccordance

  16. A SUPERB article, many thanks. x

    BUT…now we need to worry about his replacement!

  17. Balaji Ravichandran, I doff my cap to you!

    You have written a fitting response to the death of this chief of the religiously deluded.

    Well done!

    1. ...Paddyswurds 11 Feb 2013, 7:09pm

      He is not dead yet unfortunately… he Just resigned.

      1. I know, I know, I know! But isn’t it interesting that that error slipped out! It might be that I would LIKE to believe he’s dead! Hee, hee. On the other hand, maybe it’s just conditioning. None of us have ever known a pope going without dying first!

      2. I KEEP doing that, don’t I! I keep inadvertently referring to this twat’s death, when this twat is still alive! I guess it only proves that my subconscious (not my conscious self, of course!) would like to think him dead! :-)

        On the other hand, his going is a kind of death, and a very good death at that.

  18. Good riddance to one evil bigot. But it just means we’ll have to put up with another when they elect him.

  19. Cardinal Capone 11 Feb 2013, 6:54pm

    Whateer the bookies say, I cant help wondering if the resignation is timed so that his strict authoritarian no. 1, Bertone, age 78, can take over the reins while he is under 80, bearing in mind the Curia was topped up with Italians last year. Also the less strict English currently have no vote. See:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/ruthdudleyedwards/100202421/its-time-cardinal-bertone-and-his-wrecking-crew-were-run-out-of-town-2/

  20. ...Paddyswurds 11 Feb 2013, 6:59pm

    This is just about the best news anyone can awake to on a miserable Monday morning. Joe ratzinger was the wriong person for this job from the outset and he has set the Cult of Rame back centuries, not that I car if the whole vile organisation was gone before i post this comment. He denied the paedophilia and abuse by his clerics on children world wide and done everything in his power to thwart national investigations into the Roman Catholic paedophilia here in Ireland especially. Ireland was the first country to close it embassy to the Vatican because of this and this ex Naz1 who should never have been admitted to the church in the first place never mind progressing to pope, one of he worst ever elected. He has the lives of thousands if not millions in Africa on his hands because of his views on Condoms and then we have the vile opposition to stem cell research which is now doing so much for medical research. Good riddance….

    1. ...Paddyswurds 11 Feb 2013, 7:07pm

      When are we going to get an editing facility…
      This is just about the best news anyone can awake to on a miserable Monday morning. Joe Ratzinger was the wrong person for this job from the outset and he has set the Cult of Rome back centuries, not that I care if the whole vile organisation was gone before i post this comment. He denied & protected the paedophilia and abuse by his clerics on children world wide and done everything in his power to thwart national investigations into the Roman Catholic paedophilia here in Ireland especially. Ireland was the first country to close its embassy to the Vatican because of this and this ex Naz1 who should never have been admitted to the church in the first place never mind progressing to pope, one of he worst ever elected. He has the lives of thousands if not millions in Africa on his hands because of his views on Condoms and then we have the vile opposition to stem cell research which is now doing so much for medical research. Good riddance….

  21. ...Paddyswurds 11 Feb 2013, 7:03pm

    This is just about the best news anyone can awake to on a miserable Monday morning. Joe Ratzinger was the wrong person for this job from the outset and he has set the Cult of Rome back centuries, not that I care if the whole vile organisation was gone before i post this comment. He denied, protected and enabled the paedophilia and abuse by his clerics on children world wide and done everything in his power to thwart national investigations into the Roman Catholic paedophilia here in Ireland especially. Ireland was the first country to close it embassy to the Vatican because of this and this ex Naz1 who should never have been admitted to the church in the first place, never mind progressing to pope, one of the worst ever elected. He has the lives of thousands if not millions in Africa on his hands because of his views on Condoms and then we have the vile opposition to stem cell research which is now doing so much for medical research. Good riddance….

  22. Notice that he’s not going back to germany but to a monastery inside the Vatican. Why? Because once he’s no longer Head of State Geoffrey Robertson QC will be on his case. Have a look at Mea Maxima Culpa about about what he knew about child abuse.

  23. Liam the God 11 Feb 2013, 7:37pm

    I don’t normally do this, but I have to share this: “Gods message to Ratty” :)

  24. St Malachy 1094-1148 is supposed to have had a vision of all the popes. If the vision is true, ratzinger’s successor will be last.

  25. Glad he’s gone- but his successor could be worse- one of the African bishops perhaps?

  26. Health issues!…?

    Likely too many heart palpitations after the Yea vote on Equal Marriage!

  27. It just doesn’t matter. The next pope will not be better for us, and as for me, a former Catholic, well I stopped caring what the church had to say a long long time ago.

    1. Me too, Philip…!
      The last time I went to Mass, Roncalli was pope.
      I was at Mass one Sunday, in June 1961, having just left a seminary.
      I was 18.
      I got up and walked out half way thro’ thinking, “Waddafak am I doing here…!!!”
      And I have never been in a church since; I am 70 now.
      Keith.
      SALFORD

  28. Just Another Aussie Gay Activist 12 Feb 2013, 2:27am

    Not good enough, I want his to be sent to hell for the hurt, predidjuice and grief he has caused gay men and lesbians!

    Just die off already!

    GLADLY YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED!

  29. dennis hambridge 12 Feb 2013, 5:56am

    well you did forget the abuse of woman, but spot on Pink news you have spoken on behalf of us all

  30. The witch is dead!!!

    Finally this vile propagator of hate and intolerance is leaving!

    What a joyful day was yesterday!

  31. “Catholic baiting is the anti-Semitism of the liberals.”

    1. Liam the God 13 Feb 2013, 4:35pm

      Do you have any evidence to prove this? Or is this just a random thought that you put out into the world without considering it? Tell me, how “Liberal” are those Orange Orders in Northern Ireland and Scotland that denounce the Pope as “The Anti-Christ”?

  32. Tuesday Wang 13 Feb 2013, 7:49am

    Good riddance!

  33. Re. the curious salute posture in the accompanying photo: is that how they taught him to greet people when he was in the Hitler Youth?

  34. Yes, a good day – but keep up for the good work for the victims

    http://www.hewdge.com
    for David Beckham’s spoof ‘salute’ to Benedict

  35. brian morris 15 Feb 2013, 8:48am

    Funny how people who rant on about bigotry and hatred dont see themselves doing exactly the same thing.Facts dont bother them..the Pope has NOT restored the Tridentine Mass,Hitler Youth membership was COMPULSORY by 1942 etc etc Get a life and stop spewing hate against people and things you dont understand

    1. Liam the God 15 Feb 2013, 3:57pm

      You are wrong about the “Compulsory” Hitler Youth. He has also reinstated a known Holocaust Denier (who was excommunicated for that view!) to the Church, has been caught LYING about HIV/AIDS, Condoms, and Gay people. Bye-bye, Troll!

      1. brian morris 18 Feb 2013, 11:11am

        Another proof of how ignorant you are of these matters.Bishop wI repeat–as not excommunicated for being a Holocaust denier,but for being schismatically ordained without Papal permission.Consult any text on Nazi history,and you will find that Hitler Youth membership was made COMPULSORY in 1942.Please if you must indulge in hysterical rants,get your facts straight.I repeat..if you want bigotry and fanatical hatred,just read the comments above.

    2. Decrying someone who is a well-established bigot is not bigotry. You can go troll somewhere else now, thanks for playing.

      1. brian morris 22 Feb 2013, 8:43am

        Thank you for such a wonderful example of tolerance and civilty.I feel very sorry for you in your self-chosen anger and hatred.

  36. Peter Agard 18 Feb 2013, 3:45pm

    Pope Benedict proves that there is no god. Had there been a divine power, that power would never have let such an evil asshole lose on the people of the world.

    1. brian morris 19 Feb 2013, 8:46am

      Your problem ,like that of most other comments here,is that you revel in your own emotional frenzy and hatred.Keep calm and do some research,check what the Pope said,not what other people say he said.Tthe truth will make you feel better.

      1. Put a sock in it, buddy.

        1. brian morris 23 Feb 2013, 10:01am

          The same applies to you…try to realise why you are so angry and upset when people disagree with you…why is civilty difficult for you?

  37. Hey doesn’t matter what he’s done, 10 hail marys and hes good to go……

  38. What would you expect of a graduate of the hitler youth corp hate group

    RATZI has probably caused hundreds or thousands of gay kids to ccommit suicide

    this piece of nazi trash should be retried at Nuremburg and hanged

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