Pope Benedict has done away with "limbo". No, it's not the dance under the pole. For you non-catholics, Limbo is the place that babies go to if they die before being baptized (instead of hell). Afterall, the innocent babies were not so innocent...they were born with "original sin".
"The conclusion of this study is that there are theological and liturgical reasons to hope that infants who die without baptism may be saved and brought into eternal happiness even if there is not an explicit teaching on this question found in revelation," it said.But the church cautions that this does not mean that the concept of "original sin" should be questioned or that it's ok to delay baptism of babies.
"There are reasons to hope that God will save these infants precisely because it was not possible (to baptize them)."
Ratzinger never really cared for "limbo" because it was "only a theological hypothesis" and "never a defined truth of faith." So he has done away with it. Now maybe he can get on with the job of allowing women to be priests and male priests to marry and have families.