In a nearly unprecedented move Pope Benedict XVI will step down at the end of the month. Twitter was buzzing with the news and, sadly, gutter sludge crawled out of the cracks.

Vile fake retweets are coming in.

https://twitter.com/ben_postgate/status/300926285771862016

https://twitter.com/AllApologies_/status/300925240685502464

But even more repugnant are the despicable death wishes and disgusting tweets from morally bankrupt cretins.

https://twitter.com/DavidFletcher54/status/300935423352508417

https://twitter.com/RKA0S/status/300925667581763584

https://twitter.com/ExpectLulz/status/300926276254982144

https://twitter.com/BlackoutSappy/status/300929182349803521

https://twitter.com/jasmine_marien/status/300928794527674368

https://twitter.com/urushiolhaze/status/300927636128018432

https://twitter.com/snaisy/status/300927335220260864

Sickening.

Shame on you.

Indeed. What the morally bankrupt and hate-filled don’t understand is that the pope will pray for them and hold them in his heart. True tolerance and love is beyond them.

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