Seriously, though, am I the only one who thinks the Vatican has turned into a big soap opera? It's so dramatic. First Pope Nazipants loves Bishop Nazipants, but then Pope Nazipants' friends are all "no, we don't like him" so then he makes him apologize, but then the apology isn't good enough and nobody knows whether or not they're going to break up.
The Vatican said Gerhard Maria Wagner was "exonerated from his obligation" to become auxiliary bishop of Linz.
Last month, Father Wagner said fierce criticism had persuaded him to decline.
Some Austrian Catholics were angered by his description of Hurricane Katrina as God's punishment for New Orleans' sins, and the Harry Potter novels as satanic.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.