Pope Benedict XVI - perhaps the creepiest looking Pope in Papal history - has just released a new book that examines the early life of Jesus Christ, and guess what? It debunks all kinds of cherished beliefs about how the whole “nativity” scene took place.

The book, titled "Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives", declares the Christian calendar to be SEVERAL YEARS OFF TRACK thanks to a mistake by a 6th century monk who messed up his calculations!

Among the other beliefs challenged by the Pope’s "scholarship”, there apparently were no animals present to witness the arrival of the Baby Jesus, and no angels showed up to sing at his birth!

Jeez, the next thing you know, he’ll be saying Mary and Joseph didn’t decorate their Christmas Tree for the occasion!