Old age and ill health.
Pope Wojtila stood strong with Parkinson till the end. He couldn't even talk anymore at one point but he stuck to it till he died. There will never be another like him again...
I dont know, and im not gonna bear false witness against him. Only he really knows.
Well, I read an unconfirmed article on the German ARD. According to this, Karl Ratzinger aka Benedict XVI has been diagnosed with Alzheimers.
I believe it truly is about his health, we know it's been failing for quite some time and he shouldn't be judged harshly because he's decided that he doesn't want to continue to deteriorate in the public eye. It's a very brave thing to make a choice that goes against what's expected. It's not a bad decision just unexpected which is why folks are ******** themselves now. Something tells me he's been considering this for a long time and those responsible for choosing a new pope knew a long time in advance as to start selecting an appropriate replacement.
He wanted to watch the upcoming NASCAR season on Sundays
He is German. He doesn't care about a bunch of rednecks driving around in circles... Nah, I think he lost a bet with the cardinals regarding the outcome of last year's formula 1 championship.
Ah more European car racing .... that makes sense
He is leaving to be a host on "American Idol"
Don't forget the accounting fraud the Vatican is accused of. A audit is going on.
he stood against the islamists trying to topple the assad regime in syria (he understands that if they take control they will slaughter christians in that area)...while the US, the West and Israel are helping the islamists and funding them against assad which is a long-time enemy of israel (after all, the interest of israel should be above all)
He has not had a pay rise for 5 years and he has had enough of being undervalued and the Pope Mobial needs a new engine.
He finally realized that all organized religion is bull$hit and is around only to make money and get tax breaks.
He was way too young
He cannot continue on with his duties because of his old age.
He got caught! (But he didn't inhale)
His azz is old! He needs to step down & I'm glad he realizes it.
nobody likes him. he is a creepy satan worshipping man.
Doesn't help that he was a part of Hitlers Youth.
you nailed it!....how many informed people today selectively miss that fact.....
Final Verdict is Rendered in First Common Law Court Case against the Vatican and Canada for Genocide<br />
Pope, Queen and Canadian Prime Minister found Guilty of Crimes against Humanity and Sentenced to Twenty Five Year Prison Terms<br />
Court Orders them to Surrender by March 4 or face Citizens' Arrests<br />
Pope Benedict will go to jail for twenty five years for his role in Crimes against Humanity, and Vatican wealth and property is to be seized, according to today's historic verdict of the International Common Law Court of Justice.<br />
The Brussels-ba<x>sed Court handed down a unanimous guilty verdict from its Citizen Jurors and ordered the citizens' arrest of thirty Defendants commencing March 4 in a Court Order issued to them today.<br />
The verdict read in part,<br />
"We the Citizen Jury find that the Defendants in this case are guilty of the two indictments, that is, they are guilty of committing or aiding and abetting Crimes against Humanity, and of being part of an ongoing Criminal Conspiracy"<br />
The Jury ruled that each Defendant receive a mandatory twenty five year prison sentence without parole, and have all their personal assets seized.<br />
The Court went on to declare in its Order No. 022513-001,<br />
"The Defendants are ordered to surrender themselves voluntarily to Peace Officers and Agents authorized by this COURT, having been found Guilty as charged.<br />
"The Defendants have seven days from the issuing of this ORDER, until March 4, 2103, to comply. After March 4, 2013, an International Arrest Warrant will be issued against these Defendants".<br />
The guilty parties include Elizabeth Windsor, Queen of England, Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and the head officers of the Catholic, Anglican and United Church of Canada. (A complete copy of the Verdict, the Court Order and a list of the Defendants is enclosed on the accompanying you tube link).<br />
The guilty verdict followed nearly a month of deliberations by more than thirty sworn Citizen Jurors of the 150 case exhibits produced by Court Prosecutors.<br />
These exhibits detailed irrefutable proof of a massive criminal conspiracy by the Defendants' institutions to commit and conceal Genocide on generations of children in so-called Indian residential schools across Canada.<br />
None of the Defendants challenged or disputed a Public Summons issued to them last September; nor did they deny the charges made against them, or offer counter evidence to the Court.<br />
"Their silence told me a lot. Why wouldn't innocent people defend their own reputation when accused of such horrible things?" commented one Juror. "These crimes were aimed at children, and were a cold and calculated plan to wipe out Indians who weren't Christians. And the defendants clearly are still covering up this crime. So we felt we had to do more than slap their wrist. The whole reign of terror by state-backed churches that are above the law has to end. http://itccs.org/2013/02/25/guilty/
Banking scandal and occult forces wanted him out.