Pope Benedict XVI Says God Told Him to Resign, Really?

Pope Benedict XVI Says God Told Him to Resign, Really?

We thought this report was interesting. Though the Pope was criticized for his handling of Vatican documents leaked on his watch as well as the overwhelming Catholic gay child sex scandal. It shocked us that the report mentioned nothing about the Catholic sex scandal. We are sure the former pope did not want to wake up that can of worms.

Read report below:

Benedict XVI, former Pope has reportedly stated God told him to resign as pope and that his successor’s “charisma” reflected this divine inspiration, Catholic news agency Zenit has reported.

The 86-year-old Benedict XVI now lives in a former monastery inside the Vatican walls. He has not made any public appearances.

We were not surprised when Benedict shocked the world with his resignation announcement on February 11, when he said he was stepping down because he felt his weak physical and mental state no longer let him fulfil his duties.
Rumours of a serious illness were quickly denied by the Vatican, as was speculation that a far-reaching scandal over a series of leaks revealing intrigue in the Vatican had forced him to leave.
But Benedict was quoted by Zenit as saying he had a “mystical experience” in which he received a divine message that fostered the “absolute desire” to be with God in private prayer.
Source AP