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.