Please for the sake of the Church investigate ... (as this title is not legit, until "truth" and "justice" is restored in the "eyes" of "God"
Please summons Pope B... and ask him under oath if he was forced out... if so then... "Technically" you would be an anti-pope until ... (A Pope can not be forced to resign due to scandal, he must do the honorable thing and admit to his shortcomings and take the weight off the "cross" that Jesus has to carry.)... this scandal is settled ... Well
First, it does matter if the Pope was forced out. There has to be an investigation. As allegations have risen to a point where "reasonable Christians" would clearly "dig" to such "world wide news" (only time and facts well tell)
Clearly the "lightning strike" was a sign. Now you have the Pope pushed to change the 15 day waiting period law...
Pope Benedict XVI has amended Roman Catholic church law so that the conclave selecting his successor can be brought forward, the Vatican says.
The change to the constitution means cardinals will no longer have to wait 15 days after the papacy becomes vacant before beginning the conclave.
As a result, the conclave can now start before March 15 ...
WHAT NO OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION BY ANYONE IN THE CHURCH TO SEE IF HE IS BEING FORCED OUT? There is no time or thought of all these signs and warnings and news that saying "blackmail" or sex scandal for the reason he is leaving. Even though I am a non-practicing Catholic due to all this "BS"
HELLO .... anyone is anyone home in the body of the Church? Only when he steps down can you go over his head and order him to testify under oath to the reasons ... Duh!
Pope Benedict leaves amid a holy mess at the Vatican
Blunders, scandals and mismanagement are said to plague the Vatican, leaving the Catholic Church's next pope a challenge for the ages.
Here is what is said about the ...
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A papal resignation (Latin: renuntiatio) occurs when the reigning pope of the Roman Catholic Church voluntarily steps down from his position. As the reign of the pope has conventionally been from election until death, papal resignation is an uncommon event; only five popes have unambiguously resigned with historical certainty, all but one between the 11th and 15th centuries. Disputed claims of four previous popes having resigned date between the 3rd and 11th centuries.
Additionally, a few popes during the saeculum obscurum were "deposed," meaning driven from office by force. The history and canonical question here is complicated; generally, the official Vatican list of Popes seems to recognize such "depositions" as valid resignations if the Pope acquiesced, but not if he did not. The later development of canon law has been in favor of papal supremacy, leaving no recourse to remove a pope involuntarily.
On 11 February 2013, Benedict XVI announced his resignation, which is set to take effect on 28 February 2013, 8.00 pm making him the first pope to resign since Gregory XIIin 1415.
Despite its common usage in discussion of papal resignations, the term "abdication" is not used in the official documents of the Church for resignation by a pope.
The Canon Law of the Catholic Church mentions papal resignation in Canon 332, where it states:
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.
Canon law does not specify any particular individual or body of people to whom the pope must manifest his resignation, but some commentators (notably 18th-century canonist Lucius Ferraris) hold that the College of Cardinals or at least its Dean must be informed, since the cardinals must be absolutely certain that the Pope has renounced the dignity before they can validly proceed to elect a successor.