Emeritus Pope: There have been many time commitments to bring to an end he had not seen each other in a position.
Rome (kath.net/KNA) Emeritus Benedict XVI. referred to his voluntary surrender in 2013 as a “duty”. There have been many time commitments to bring to an end he had not seen in a position, according to an interview of Pope Emeritus (2005-2013), which published the Italian daily “Repubblica” on Wednesday and according to the newspaper previously authorized.
He had not felt about after the experience of its Mexico and Cuba Travel in early 2012 in the position to make another so arduous journey to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, he explained. A World Youth Day without the “physical presence of the Pope was” unthinkable but, as Benedict XVI. “This was another circumstance, which is why I saw the resignation as my duty.” On February 11, 2013 had Benedict XVI. surprisingly announced his resignation from office before the assembled cardinals. It was the first voluntary resignation of a Pope since the Middle Ages. Since then the Emeritus lives quietly in the former monastery “Mater Ecclesiae” in the Vatican gardens. Interviews he gives rarely.
Source: Google translation
[What other creative excuses will be sent out as propaganda? First it was to expand the Petrine ministry, now this.]