Anxious twitter users who follow the Pope were today frantically re-tweeting his latest tweet in which the Pontiff declared "Won't be around much next week, heading for a nice getaway next Thursday, touch wood will be back tweeting Saturday....."
Many are speculating that His Holiness could be headed to the top secret underground bunker reserved for world leaders and royalty that was secretly prepared, in total secret, at a top secret location, that remains highly....secret.
"He is going to be in that secret bunker" tweeted @twathead to his 8 followers, referring to the Popes earlier tweet.
Rumors that not only the Pope, but President Obama, several European leaders and members of the British Royal Family are preparing to "abscond" prior to 21 December 2012, the predicted, yet highly unlikely date of the end of world, have been rife for weeks.
"I hope that the Pope doesn't know something we don't know" said one man from Iowa "I mean, apart from Italian and German."