when a pope resigns for health reasons after following a prior Pope who was a physical wreck for years but universally considered a great pope through it all, well, its hard to believe stamina was the real reason. But well never know a the truth, alas.
The "travel" argument makes no sense at all, in view of this modern invention called "video conferencing". Popes prior to Paul VI almost never traveled, unless they had to.
imo Pope Benedict was blackmailed out of office by the homosexual mafia.
I’m waiting for the dirt on this. Wasn’t there a rumor that Obama threatened him? I mean, of course, ‘talked with him in a convincing way.’ Also the ‘wolves’ inside the Vatican may have been more than he could have fought. I loved Pope Benedict XVI and wish he would come forward and denounce the current imposter - or at least meet with the Stalwart Few (Burke, Sarah, Cordileone) to encourage them.
It disturbs me to no end that Benedict resigned. I think he was forced out. Jorge Bergoglio is the False Pope.
Although he isn’t happy about it, it looks like Cardinal Burke thinks Benedict’s resignation was legit.