Ex-Benedict So, I've finally seen off the Pope. Time to focus all of my attention on Murdoch. There can be only one winner. Richard Carter A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation. View all of Richard Carter's posts.
It was eminently predictable. His role as Mr Burns on The Simpsons was so much more fun - and profitable - that it was always going to lure him back. Gold phones and altar boys just can't compete.
I'm all for respecting peoples religious beliefs and the like but giving up the papacy for lent seems a bit extreme.
You can't say he doesn't practise what he preaches: he pulled out before the end.
Feb 28 and I am so sick of the amount of news coverage the sick old dodderer is getting. Pompous people who believe they know exactly what the Pope and the Vatican really think.
I think that's called 'pontificating'!