Après avoir ressorti la prophétie de Saint-Malachie qui ferait de Benoit XVI le dernier ou l’avant-dernier pape avant la fin du monde (ou la fin d’un monde, l’attaque des télétubbies ou quelque chose…) , une nouvelle théorie originale est apparue un peu partout sur la toile, notamment sur le site du Guardian :
A potentially explosive report has linked the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI to the discovery of a network of gay [high-ranking clergy] in the Vatican, some of whom were being blackmailed by outsiders. The pope’s spokesman declined to confirm or deny the report by the Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica.
The paper said the pope had decided on December 17th that he was going to resign – the day he received a dossier compiled on the so-called “Vatileaks” affair. Pope Benedict’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, was arrested and charged with having stolen and leaked papal correspondence.
A quotation said some Vatican officials had been subject to “external influence” from laymen with whom they had links of a “worldly nature” — a reference to blackmail. La Repubblica‘s report was the latest in a string of claims that a gay network exists in the Vatican.
On s’étonnera de voir les médias du monde entier rapporter les allégations ( “declined to confirm” ) d’un seul et unique petit interview d’un journal italien… ou l’on ne s’étonnera pas ?