Was Benedict’s abdication really God’s will?

Last Testament has much to delight Benedict’s admirers, but on one crucial point it leaves me uneasy Was Benedict XVI right to abdicate? While there is no doubt as to the validity of his resignation, was it God’s will? More than three years after the fact, in light of his own recent explanation of his… Continue reading Was Benedict’s abdication really God’s will?

Practical governance was not my forte, says Benedict XVI

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was ‘more of a professor’ while Francis was a ‘man of practical reform’ While retired Pope Benedict XVI said organisation and governance were not his strong suits, he also said: “I am unable to see myself as a failure.” In a book-length interview with the German author… Continue reading Practical governance was not my forte, says Benedict XVI