We are four years down the road and Pope Benedict, who allegedly resigned from the papacy in February 2013 for health reasons, is still alive and kicking, and the mystery surrounding his abrupt resignation remains as deep as ever:
Archbishop Luigi Negri who says he has visited Pope Benedict “several times” since his resignation in 2013, is the only Italian bishop to have ever participated in the annual pro-life march in Rome. Negri resigned as archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio in February after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75.
In an article published Monday by news outlet Rimini 2.0, Archbishop Negri said that while he has little knowledge of the inner workings of the Curia, “I am certain that the truth will emerge one day showing grave liability both inside and outside the Vatican.”
“It is no coincidence that in America, even on the basis of what has been published by Wikileaks, some Catholic groups have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” he said. It remains shrouded in mystery for now, he said, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.”
Concluding the point, he said that as he approaches his death the first question he will ask St. Peter will be “exactly about this issue.”
Go here to read the rest. If health was not the true reason for his resignation I would wager on blackmail of some sort. In any case the way the resignation was handled and its aftermath stinks to high heaven and has all the hallmarks of an insider coup.