The Pope Resigns!

11 Feb

Shock news: Pope Benedict XVI has announced his resignation.  He is to step down on February 28th.

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition

English: Pope Benedict XVI during general audition (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Twitterverse is agog at the news and speculation is rife as to his reason.

Forget the conspiracy theories, however – The Laughing Housewife can exclusively reveal the decision for his decision (via her secret source, the Hub): he is responsible for the Findus horse meat scandal.

It makes sense: he’s from Europe.

You heard it here first.

18 Responses to “The Pope Resigns!”

  1. vivinfrance February 11, 2013 at 12:57 #

    No doubt we will be told the reason – at length and over and over and over – on TV news.

    Why is horsemeat a scandal? OK so the labels lie, but loads of French people eat it and are still alive and kicking 🙂


    • Pseu February 13, 2013 at 10:27 #

      because it was sold as one thing masquerading as another…?


  2. misswhiplashmisswhiplash February 11, 2013 at 13:35 #

    Can’t believe you said that about the old boy……but it made me laugh!

    Nev says its the choir boys !!!!!


  3. Rorybore February 11, 2013 at 14:38 #

    Was the headline here this morning too. I only briefly glanced at it…..something about his age keeping him from performing the duties properly. Guess we’ll see if anything else comes out in the following days.
    This horse scandal….no idea and now I am worried!


  4. mairedubhtx February 11, 2013 at 15:03 #

    Your speculation makes as much sense as any I’ve heard. It’s a good rumor, at any rate. I think I’ll spread it on this side of the pond.


  5. laurieanichols February 11, 2013 at 16:40 #

    His butler did it. I was in shock when I read it, the last time it happened when in 1415. There were quite a few scandals during his papacy, so perhaps that was what did him in. He could no longer cover for his butler and the horse scandal was the final straw.:)


  6. viveka February 11, 2013 at 16:43 #

    Brilliant blame the Pope for Findus horse meat – best idea this year, but do you know that UK belongs to Europe too??? *laughing.
    Many years ago when I lived in Dover and it was very foggy in the South of England – on the news they informed us that Europe was cut off from England because of the fog. It’s difficult to change thinking of an empire.


  7. robincoyle February 11, 2013 at 16:51 #

    Who says blogging isn’t educational? I first heard of the pope resigning here. I thought it was a Laughing Housewifey joke until I heard it again on the news. I shall continue to come here to keep abreast of breaking world news.


  8. slpmartin February 11, 2013 at 17:39 #

    The Hub has a knack for investigative news reporting.


  9. Three Well Beings February 11, 2013 at 17:51 #

    Strong, strong theory, Tilly! And did you hear? Apparently the horse meat may also be laced with donkey. There’s a reason to get out of town!


  10. terry1954 February 11, 2013 at 18:20 #

    I just heard this on the noon news. I was shocked


  11. Al February 11, 2013 at 18:35 #

    Another papacy goes up in a puff of smoke!


  12. Tom (Aquatom1968) February 11, 2013 at 22:44 #

    I have an inkling there may be more to this story than meets the eye. Tilly, you’ll have to be our roving reporter to keep us informed. Never mind Twitter…


  13. Elaine - I used to be indecisive February 11, 2013 at 23:43 #

    An interesting theory! 😀


  14. Grannymar February 12, 2013 at 00:14 #

    Maybe the damning report on the Magdalene Laundries, was the final straw that broke the camel’s back.


  15. Frank February 12, 2013 at 08:14 #

    ex Benedict


  16. bevchen February 12, 2013 at 08:53 #

    I saw this on BBC new yesterday and told our intern. His response: “Is he even allowed to do that?”. Followed by “who does he even hand his notice in to? It’s not like he can arrange a meeting with God!”.

    I feel more investigation is needed.


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