London Telegraph 
February 11, 2013
The Telegraph’s Chief reporter Gordon Rayner said that the unprecedented move had led some people to question why he had made the decision.
“Italians are great conspiracy theorists, so they are all looking for other reasons why he may have quit,” he said.
“I think the most popular reason that people were coming up with was that they just think perhaps he is much more ill than we have been told.”
He added that the Vatican had tried to end speculation that the Pope’s decision might have been influenced by outside pressures, by saying that Benedict had made up his own mind to step down.
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