Priest burns effigy of former Pope Benedict

Parishioners at a small church in northern Italy were shocked Sunday when their priest pulled out a picture of former Pope Benedict and set it on fire. popebenedict16

It happened in the town of Liguria; the local mayor tackled the priest and took the picture away from him.

Father Andrea Maggi claims Benedict deserted the church by retiring; he said a shepherd shouldn’t abandon his flock.

The local bishop says he’s mortified by Father Maggi’s behavior.

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