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The Real Reason the Pope Resigned

 

We’ve all seen the conspiracy theories propagated by the Italian media: He was forced out by a gay cabal. There were scandals at the Vatican Bank. And so on.

It’s all twaddle. USA Today has found the real story, and it makes perfect sense of the stunning and unprecedented resignation.

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