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Andrew Sullivan, a prominent Catholic and columnist for The Dish and other publications, suggests that the outgoing Pope Benedict may be secretly gay.

The comment stemmed from the recent announcement that Benedict will not go into hidden retirement but will instead continue living in the Vatican.

Pope Benedict, Georg Gaenswein

Sullivan, himself openly gay, speculates that Pope Benedict's relationship with secretary Archbishop Georg Gaenswein is the impetus behind that.

In a post titled, "Two Popes, One Secretary," writes that "something truly weird is going on" between Benedict and Gaenswein, a.k.a. "Gorgeous Georg."

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Pope Benedict XVI, a shy and sensitive man who never seemed fully at home as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has officially resigned the papacy.

His nearly eight-year reign as Pope ends today.

Pope Benedict Resigns

Benedict, 85, is the first Pope to resign in more than 600 years. In his wake lies a hierarchy facing scandal, intrigue and many unanswered questions.

Even as he met with cardinals on his final day as pope, pledging “unconditional reverence and obedience” to his successor, the discord was apparent.

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Pope Benedict XVI made a shocking announcement during a meeting of Vatican cardinals today:

He will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign his post later this month, citing health concerns as the basis for a decision that will officially take place on February 28.

Pope Benedict XVI

According to The Associated Press, the 85-year old believes that his advanced age and diminishing strength make it difficult to fulfill the job.

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It's hard to envision Pope Benedict XVI cranking out musings on his iPhone 5 every 20 minutes, but the pontiff has officially joined Twitter, according to reports.

At the age of 85, the Pope himself is about to be launched into the brave new world of social networking, complete with the official handle of “@pontifex”.

Pope Benedict XVI

@pontifex already has 360,000+ followers and has yet to Tweet once. Badass.

It's easy to see why the Catholic Church, which has struggled to connect with teenagers and young adults (as have all religions) launched this initiative.

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