A year ago today he announced his resignation.
What a shock. A year later I still miss him very much.
A year later we have a new Pope, which Archbishop Ganswein said would never have happened without Pope Benedict stepping aside:
“We are all seeing the impact of Pope Francis on the world, not only on the faithful in the Church, but on the world; it is a huge impact, and this impact was also facilitated by Pope Benedict in his resignation. He opened up a possibility that until then was not there, and we see that Pope Francis has taken up this situation and we are pleased that today it is so. " - Vatican News
I pray every night for both Popes - with a special mention for Archbishop Ganswein and Mons. Ratzinger, the retired Holy Father's brother. They are like family, don't you think?