Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 22, 2013

VIDEO: Report claims Pope resigning because of blackmail

A report carried by an Italian newspaper is alleging that the Pontiff is planning on resigning due to the discovery of a network of homosexual clergy in the Vatican and a string of blackmail.

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Pope Benedict announced his intention to retire due to old age and health concerns over a week ago, but a report is saying he is quitting for other reasons. A report carried by an Italian newspaper is alleging that the Pontiff is planning on resigning due to the discovery of a network of homosexual clergy in the Vatican and a string of blackmail. The report depicts the Vatican as being torn by rivaling factions of clergy and laypeople. A spokesman for the Pope would neither confirm nor deny the allegations.  

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