I love Papa Benny and trust his word. He is a man of God and of honor. Let the naysayers have their say since it probably makes them feel important and relevant and smart. Why I bet they "can even read Benedict's heart!" Gasp!Then again ... I know nothing since I cannot ever pretend to read one's heart nor reinvent their intentions.Bah!
Poor Holy Father Benedict - he did exactly what he needed to do. I felt so bad that he resigned, but I accepted it and I am so sure Our Lord accepted his sacrifice as well. I pray for him every night.
He did what was best. Don't remember where I read that he has difficulty walking and says he's on his journey home. He's 90. JPII was so beautiful in his infirmity. I wonder if Papa Benny didn't want comparisons.
I think I read somewhere that he didn't want to repeat such a decline - can't prove it however. While JPII was alive, Ratzinger did want to retire but said he kept on because of JPII's example - and it seems to me I read or heard that JP wouldn't let him. Oh - and I may be wrong of course.
I think Benedict was shocked at the state of the core hierarchy. He should have known having been so close for so long. He just was just "burned out." He knew he could not fight and win the forces he faced.
Ok, so now comments come and go. What is the reason?
Terry are you aware that comments continue to disappear after posting?
Ok, now they return days later. At least this one did. What's up?
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I still believe the reason is found in the words of Melanie:"I didn't see, I don't see any Great Pope or Great Monarch before an extremely great tribulation, horrifying, terrible and general for all Christendom. But before that time, twice there will be a short lived peace; two shaky, servile, doubtful popes" Mélanie We have TWO POPES.When these TWO POPES are dead then the 35+ years worth of Chastisements start...Pope Benedict was doing the will of God
I think he was forced out. All the evidence points to it. I believe he is still the Pope. Francis is an imposter.
The two men whom I admire most in the world are Joseph Ratzinger and Robert Sarah. Send us, O Lord, holy Apostles for your Church.
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