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Benedict XVI Left Governing the Church "to Others"

Joseph Ratzinger was a great teacher of the faith but he did not want to be pope, Cardinal Raymond Burke told O Clarim on December 21.

According to Burke governing the Church, "which isn’t easy for anyone", posed a tremendous challenge for Benedict XVI,

"So, he left it to others to attend to these things and there are some who did not serve him well.”

Picture: Raymond Leo Burke, © Goat_Girl, Flickr, CC BY, #newsSqmawyjgyr
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OOPS, someone is not conforming his thoughts to reality. [...but he did not want to be pope...] "The "always" is also a "for ever" – there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, and so on. I am not abandoning the cros…More
OOPS, someone is not conforming his thoughts to reality. [...but he did not want to be pope...] "The "always" is also a "for ever" – there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, and so on. I am not abandoning the cross, but remaining in a new way at the side of the crucified Lord. I no longer bear the power of office for the governance of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, in the enclosure of Saint Peter." Pope Benedict XVI (remains Pope)
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