Saturday, November 19, 2016

Did Pope Benedict Abandon His Post? Last Testament Explains Why He Resigned

First appeared in The Stream on November 16, 2016

When he resigned, Benedict XVI profoundly changed the modern papacy. Everyone believed that popes just didn’t resign. Why did he do it? Was it cowardice, as some of his critics said, or maybe depression, as some of his supporters suggested? Did he flee his duties? Should he have stayed through illness and decline the way St. John Paul II had?

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