Jon Stewart Knows Why the Pope Quit

J.K. Trotter

The new year has not been kind to Catholic institutions. In mid-January, Notre Dame's star linebacker Manti Te'o was caught dating and eulogizing a fictitious girlfriend, a scandal that trapped the Catholic university in a non-stop media circus — and began an endless Jon Stewart joke. And yesterday, the Pope, considered infallible by the world's 1.2 billion practicing Catholics, announced he was resigning at the end of February — the first papal resignation in nearly six centuries. Last night, the Daily Show host asked the really crucial question here: Are these two scandals related, somehow? Could it be that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, hoaxer extraordinaire, lies behind all of this Vatican intrigue? Watch to find out:

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