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Pope Benedict XVI and his resignation


Pope Benedict XVI and his resignation

It is the Vatican’s conspiracy that led Ratzinger to resign. It is Vatileaks’ fault. It is the scandal of the IWR – Institute for Works of Religion – or commonly known as the Vatican Bank. It is because of the pedophilia accusations towards many members of the clergy that tired him. Perhaps it is because Ratzinger wasn’t really popular. It is because he is being blackmailed by the Vatican’s Illuminati. It is because he is suffering from a terrible disease. Maybe it’s because he wants to get married. Finally, it is because he met the aliens and saw a better hope there. Anyway, as you can see dear reader there are many many theories that I’ve heard regarding Ratzinger’s resignation. But before I go deep into the subject, I need to state my own religious perspective first so that everyone can see what I stand for: I am not Catholic, simply Christian, I do believe that many priests and bishops are pedophiles, I also believe that the messed-up political system of Italy is also found inside the Vatican, and I really believe that the Vatican’s treasures and gold will NOT feed Africa, as many Italians are led to believe, unfortunately.. Having said this, dear reader you need to put aside all the constant and easy complaints that depict most Italians unfortunately, who due to over 20 years of crisis and bad government management got used to negative and defensive attitude towards anything that defies they’re acquired logic and distrust. The Pope is an 85 year old man who said he is tired and wants to retire. After all, how can we blame him? He has a unique job and only responds to one boss, who is not even physically present, he has a task for life to work in San Pietro, the most criticized establishment in Italy, he is not stretching roots to hold on to his golden throne, he managed to extend and improve John Paul II mission, he reached the Islam and Judaism roots to create a common religious dialogue, same thing with China; needless to compare one with the other, both of them did what was in their power to do. Benedict XVI is honest enough to question his divine mandate since his nomination because he is more of a shepherd than a ruler, and yet, he is being criticized for leaving. While he walks out, overeager cardinals are already deciding on the Church future. Well, he decided he didn’t want to be part of that deceitful game, unlike John Paul II. Benedict XVI’s decision demonstrates how much he cares for the core Catholicism future and that it takes more than himself to bear the Church’s reins. This is why his decision is admirable and to be respected. He retired before his enemies ate him. For just once, instead of wondering what lies beneath, let us look at what’s on top.

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  1. Actually… he retired so they can film the 7th part of Star Wars.
    On the other hand, you have to remember that he first created several scandals, before he could “reach” the Islam… he blamed the Islam causing riots in several Islamic countries, having to regret his words just a few days after.

    • So you think that the theory regarding his true identity as Palpatine is true? I’ve heard lots of whisperings about it… and the resemblance is uncanny!
      About the scandals, I agree, but those scandals were because he lacks good communications skills. As I recall, the scandal regarding the Jewish Orthodox and Muslims were because he was very straight forward when pointing out their failures, and later apologized for. At least he was honest about it 🙂

  2. From what I have read, most people are concerned of the pre essence this move sets for the modern church and the impression it gives to the rest of the world. Shoud that have influenced Benedict’s decision!

    • Thank you for your comment.
      I think his choice to resign was definitely weighted and it changed the image of Church, it is an act for liberation, meaning a ‘threat’ for the conservatives, a ‘new page’ for the progressists. The fact that he freely decided to “quit” already causes a ground-shake because he broke a taboo: finally a break from the typical pattern of having a Pope born in the 20th century who dies on the throne. Perhaps the new Pope will be younger and coming from a less conservative background, wouldn’t that be a sight 🙂 !

  3. Can it be true that he was forced to resign? Does the Italian Government involve itself with the Vatican’s issues? The news is very shocking to the catholic community in particular.

    • Thanks for your comment Patience. The Italian government meddles into most current events, they have a say in everything which in this case it only helped to create more and more polemics. Perhaps because the same Italian government is onto similar issues, so blaming each other for basically the same reasons: battles for power, corruption, etc. The difference is that at least Ratzinger acknowledges the issues, the Italian government does not.

  4. Mia cara amica, come al solito ammiro qui il tuo scrivere ma anche il tuo senso della misura. Che e’ in fondo quello che manca molto spesso agli Italiani e soprattutto mi duole dirlo a quelli di oggi. Quindi grazie per essere una voce della ragione in un mondo che strilla cosi’ forte forse perche’ ha solo paura di non essere udito.
    Debbo fare un ulteriore commento. Vivendo nel mondo e viaggiando attraverso culture e valori diversi, incontro spesso persone che non hanno in realta’ mai completamente compreso quanto e’ vasta e complessa la Chiesa Cattolica. E per un senso della giustizia devo ammettere che troppo spesso avverto faciloneria e ignoranza sul soggetto. In molte parti dolenti di questo nostro mondo, quando mancavano governi e altre chiese o religioni, ho sempre trovato una piccola suora o un piccolo prete che mettevano in pratica e in silenzio il Vangelo di Cristo. Modesti ambasciatori della Chiesa e a modo loro, eroi, che non sono mai celebrati e nemmeno, ahime’ menzionati.
    A presto!

  5. Caro Gianfranco, grazie mille per il tuo sentito commento, sono sempre un piacere le tue visite.
    Una riflessione su ció che dici, proprio l’altro giorno é passato un prete a casa mia, avrá avuto all’incirca 70 anni, ed era venuto a benedire tutta la palazzina, passando casa per casa. Mi ha commosso perché ho visto in lui uno sforzo immane e genuino per riavvivare la fede nella Chiesa; lui, come tanti altri parrochi e suore, sono veri e propri ambasciatori della Chiesa, cosí come li hai definiti tu, che continuano la loro missione nonostante le grandi stigme créate attorno ad opinioni purtroppo mal costruite dalla gente. Finché ci saranno quelli come lui c’é la possibilitá di cominciare a pensare in modo diverso, ed é giá un inizio 🙂
    A presto amico mio!

    • Cara amica, quella del vecchio prete una bella storia. Rammento che quando ero bambino, il Parroco veniva sempre a visitare le case durante la Quaresima.
      A proposito, hai ricevuto la risposta alla tua domanda sul mio libro? Ho avuto l’impressione che non sia stata “published”. Ad ogni modo ti rispondo ancora:
      Catholic Chicago, published by Arcadia uscira’ alla fine della primavera, qui negli Stati Uniti. Sara’ disponibile su Amazon, Barnes And Noble e via dicendo.
      Il tuo desiderio di averlo e’ gentilissimo. Ne sono toccato e spero di poter ricambiare in qualche modo la tua gentilezza e la stima!

  6. Questo é un evento storico hai fatto bene a cercare di approfondirlo secondo il tuo punto di vista,mi é piaciuto come lo hai esposto,brava Vecchietta.

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