THE VATICAN - Italy's national news agency The Daily Vino has just reported that Pope Benedict XVI, 85, has made a highly surprising announcement.
The leader of the Catholic church said that he has decided that after his resignation becomes official on February 28, at 2:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time that he will leave Europe and relocate to America.
Pope Benny as GOP radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh refers to him informed The Daily Vino's Pasquale Pettigolezzo that he will be traveling to Aspen, Colorado to go skiing.
The German-Born pontiff said that skiing up on the great Rocky Mountains has been one of his dreams ever since he was a 10-year-old altar boy.
He stated that three other things he has always wanted to do are to visit the world-famous mission, The Alamo in San Antonio, to attend a New Orleans Saints football game, and to attend a San Diego Padres baseball game.
The pontiff confessed that Sylvester Stallone is the one who convinced him to move to America because he assured him that he would receive a fantastic tax break.
Stallone has even made arrangements for Pope Benedict to stay at John Wayne's former Benedict Canyon mansion Casa Pilgrim while he has a $3.9 million dollar papal estate mansion built in Beverly Hills.
In A Related Story. The word on the streets of Tinsel Town is that Simon Cowell is considering offering the Pope the empty X-Factor judge's slot that was recently vacated when Britney Spears was fired.