Here is some conspiracy fodder for the willing. The phrase Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam, (To the greater glory of God) the famous Jesuit motto, was used in the “Larmenius Charter” , the document which supposedly demonstrates the connection between the Knights Templar and Masonic bodies of modern times. And it just so happens that the newly elected pope is a Jesuit, first one ever! 🙂
In my opinion, conspiracy theories are a form of art. They can be beautiful without being true to reality. If you just for a second consider that Pope Benedict could have been blackmailed into resigning, it makes sense that it did not take too long for the next Pope to be proclaimed. You just don’t take someone out of the office unless you have a suitable replacement in mind. This neat little connection brings together the Jesuits, the Masons and the Knights Templar!
Just to be clear, I don’t really believe in this 🙂