Okay, so maybe she had absolutely nothing to do with Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, which will go into effect at the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean that O’Connor isn’t super-psyched or maybe even gloating a little bit. She posted the following on her website. Via Spinner:

“I would like to congratulate Pope Benedict on his wise decision to retire before the very worst of what has been going on is discovered,” O’Connor wrote. “I appreciate his alluding to some of it in his statement and assure him The Most High forgives those who can faithfully say they did wrong.”

O’Connor famously shredded a picture of the late Pope John Paul II during her 1992 SNL performance and has remained critical of the Catholic Church ever since. Via The Guardian:

“The church had been brought into dreadful disrepute by lies and blasphemies against The Holy Spirit,” O’Connor continued in the statement. “Benedict’s greatest achievement is this act of retiring. There is a chance now for the church to be rebuilt and made fit to house The Holy Spirit.”

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