… just remind them of this, which a reader sent in with the subject header: “How in the hell is it that I have never seen this until now?”
This, of course, is the famous quote from Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger at his “last audience” on 27 February ARSH 2013 in a packed St. Peter’s Square, and not only confirms his clear intention to only PARTIALLY abandon the Petrine Office, but also confirms that +Ganswein’s remarks at the Greg on 20 May ARSH 2016 were NOT +Ganswein’s own personal fabrication, but an accurate reportage of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s mindset with regards to his failed attempt at partial abdication and bifurcation of the Petrine Office. Read it over and over again until your conscience forces you to acknowledge the truth of what it so clearly says:
“The ‘always’ is also a ‘for ever‘ – there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, and so on. I am not abandoning the cross, but remaining in a new way at the side of the crucified Lord. I no longer bear the power of office for the governance of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, in the enclosure of Saint Peter. Saint Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, will be a great example for me in this. He showed us the way for a life which, whether active or passive, is completely given over to the work of God.”
-Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger
27 February, ARSH 2013
Can. 188 A resignation made out of grave fear that is inflicted unjustly or out of malice,, or simony is invalid by the law itself.
Can. 332.2 If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone.
Pray for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, the one and only living Vicar of Christ since April ARSH 2005 whether he likes it or not, for the Papacy, and for the Church Militant, usurped by Antipope Bergoglio and the Antichurch, and in terrifyingly visible eclipse.