The Pope Had "Secret" Heart Surgery
Britain's Telegraph reports:
The Pope had a pacemaker fitted less than three months before the announcement of his resignation, in an operation that had remained a secret until Tuesday. It was the first time that Benedict's need for the device had been revealed by the Vatican. But officials insisted that the Pope's heart condition had nothing to do with his decision to step down after eight years in office, just as they have maintained that the dramatic step was not motivated by the scandal and intrigue that buffeted Benedict's eight-year papacy. The pacemaker was a replacement for one which had been fitted about 10 years ago, before he was elected John Paul II's successor in 2005.Why did God give his hand-picked earthly spokesmodel a bad heart?