Conservative, Catholic and gay blogger Andrew Sullivan has some issues with the circumstances surrounding Pope Benedict XVI’s retirement, which happens today b-t-dubs (cue the confetti).
Benny is apparently not going into a life of seclusion, prayer and meditation, but rather taking the papal equivalent of “me time.”
He’ll retain the title of Pope Emiritus, with the terrific honorific of “His Holiness”, while still living in The Vatican where his divinely handsome secretary Monsignor Georg Gänswein will continue to service both him and the new Pope.
Nicknamed Gorgeous Georg, the author Colm Toibin described Gänswein as “remarkably handsome, a cross between George Clooney and Hugh Grant, but, in a way, more beautiful than either.” The heavenly hot silver fox Father even covered an issue of Italian Vanity Fair bearing the headline, “Father Georg – It’s not a sin to be beautiful.”
In the Pope’s presence, Gorgeous Georg admits that “the heart beats a little stronger than usual,” leading Sullivan to note that Gänswein is “clearly in some kind of love with Ratzinger (and vice-versa).”
The blogger goes on to claim that the sexy secretary’s dual Pope duty is more reminiscent of Melrose Place than The Vatican. Yeah, but we bet there’s way more gay sex in the latter.