Reporter Gone After Calling Dead Pope ‘Pedophile Protector’

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd at the end of his weekly audience at Saint Peter's square, the Vatican on March 31, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI has been under increasing fire for the Roman Catholic Church's handling of paedophile priests. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Politico cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller exited the publication after a tweet blasting the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI while sharing news of his death on social media.
  • Geller wrote on Twitter, “Homophobic pedophile protector and Hitler Youth alumnus dead at 95,” while sharing a link to a news report on Pope Benedict’s death on December 31st.
  • A source familiar with the situation confirmed to Mediaite that Geller is indeed no longer with Politico, although it remains unclear whether he resigned or was terminated.

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