Joseph Aloysius Ratzinger, aka Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, recalls joy and choppy waters.
Bless. White man in white says that recent years have been tough for him and the religious cult that he leads, but still it’s been jolly good fun all the while.
“I took this step [resignation] in full awareness of its gravity and novelty but with profound serenity of spirit.”
Translation: “Is no longer my problem, innit. So long, und thanks for ze fisch.”