Update! Ratzinger's being set up?Say it ain't so. St Malachy's prediction may still be on the money. Yup. I'm keeping my eye out for a cardinal of olive ilk.
The latest rumours hint, nay, assert that there's Vatican intrigue afoot; and that the Panzerkardinal (don't ask me what that means, it's their nickname for him not mine) has some heavy opposition with media savvy.
"The Ratzinger predictions are being deliberately inflated by someone who does not want him as Pope in order to burn his chances," said one official close to liberal voices opposed to the cardinal.
That's right kiddies apparently dirty tricks are kosher even in church politics.