I think he will be remembered with fondness by the believers for his
courage...and will be criticized by the anti-Christians.
I actually respect his decision, hopefully this will set a precedent for the
Catholic church and encourage future popes to step down with dignity while
they're still reasonably healthy.
@xert – “I wonder what we'll remember most about his time as
Pope?”Here’s my guess…A total
rejection of the values that gave rise to Vatican II and a hastening of the
intellectual (and perhaps actual) decline of the Church.One of the
worst Popes of the modern era… and given the company, that’s saying
These 7 years have been tumultuous times for him and the faithful that put trust
in the Church in their own beliefs. This would have been a hard decision for
him to make. The Cardinals will have a difficult task in their process knowing
what will need to happen. It is not appearing to be easier for that calling.
I wonder what we'll remember most about his time as Pope?