(Reuters) - "Pope Benedict's decision to live in the Vatican after he resigns will provide him with security and privacy. It will also offer legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources and legal experts say."
Because nothing could be more important than protecting him from the consequences of (sorry, O.J.) the crime of the century, and probably the crime of the millenium (although a certain A. Hitler may have a claim on that one, so Pope Benedict may have to settle for second place.)
"His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless. He wouldn't have his immunity, his prerogatives, his security, if he is anywhere else," said one Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"It is absolutely necessary" that he stays in the Vatican, said the source, adding that Benedict should have a "dignified existence" in his remaining years."
Oh, I agree so much- the same "dignified existence" that we grant to all people who are guilty of participating in the rape and torture of children. Of course, in the eyes of the Church, it is absolutely necessary to protect their criminals, no matter how bestial their existence has been.
We should have learned from Dick Cheney that when a guy looks this evil, he probably is.
"Vatican sources said officials had three main considerations in deciding that Benedict should live in a convent in the Vatican after he resigns on February 28.
Vatican police, who already know the pope and his habits, will be able to guarantee his privacy and security and not have to entrust it to a foreign police force, which would be necessary if he moved to another country."
Don't worry, guys, we can guarantee his privacy and security right here in California- in a secure housing block at Folsom Prison, for example. No problem. As a taxpayer, I'm even willing to pick up my share of the tab.
"I see a big problem if he would go anywhere else. I'm thinking in terms of his personal security, his safety. We don't have a secret service that can devote huge resources (like they do) to ex-presidents," the official said."
Of course, if they did have a secret service, there would be no better use for it than protecting this scum from prosecution for his involvement in these bestial acts.
"Another consideration was that if the pope did move permanently to another country, living in seclusion in a monastery in his native Germany, for example, the location might become a place of pilgrimage."
What, by NAMBLA members? That would be embarrassing.
"The final key consideration is the pope's potential exposure to legal claims over the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandals.
"(If he lived anywhere else) then we might have those crazies who are filing lawsuits, or some magistrate might arrest him like other (former) heads of state have been for alleged acts while he was head of state," one source said."
Crazies, who think that someone should be held responsible for the abominations that he enabled, even though he does wear a fancy dress. Man, that is crazy.
Like I said, where did Reuters find someone who could write this garbage without losing his lunch on his keyboard and shorting it out? This is just more evidence (as if we needed any) that preserving their own comfortable places is all these disgusting mob dons care about, and that the morality they endlessly talk about doesn't apply to their own conduct.