Pope Benedict XVI Officially Resigns

Today marks the official resignation of Pope Benedict XVI (a.k.a., Cardinal Ratzinger).  Rumors continue to surface that his resignation is directly linked to the sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church, which is not surprising as his former position was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which was responsible for investigating complaints of abuse by Catholic priests (and more often than not, allowing them to continue serving).