If he asked you to pray for pope pius XXIII, would that make francis less of a pope ?What more do you want?
Antipope Francis now admits he is not the pope and asks people to,pray for the true pope Benedict XVI .
At the February 20 General Audience, Pope Francis mentioned the upcoming Feast of the Chair of St Peter. In this context he asked to pray for him and his predecessor whom he called "Pope Benedict", "Pray for me and for my ministry, also for Pope Benedict, so that [the Petrine ministry] always...www.gloria.tv
Look, it's quite obvious Ben didn't scoot because of his 'health'.
He was practically a bonny baby boy in comparison to JPII.
The true reason is clear ...
''Pope Benedict XVI 'knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children', say critics''
Pope Benedict XVI 'knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children', say critics
Ben's prime objective was to protect the Church and it's assets from pedophilia pay outs.
And he did a fine enough job to get him elected to the top post.
Unfortunately, as the claims didn't go away (indeed escalated considerably), his position quickly became a serious liability.
Not just his name, but the title was becoming inextricably linked to child sex abuse.
So he did what any chief executive does in that situation and step aside.
If you can't make the link between Ben and the scandals, then I'm afraid there's little I can do to help you.