“So God was all like, ‘look, Bennie. We’ve umm…decided to go in a different direction…It’s not that we don’t like the work you’re doing. It’s just that, umm…you know. Times are tough, and we’ve had to make some cutbacks. I don’t want you to think that this in any way brings into question the notion of infallibility. We here in management just feel like maybe it’s time for a change. Let’s just chalk it up to creative differences. You can keep the company car and the villa. Cool?'” – Pope Benedict
From Huff Post-
Former Pope Benedict cited his advanced age and failing strength as the reason he stepped down from the Church’s highest office on February 11, though recent comments reveal a different motivation behind his unusual resignation, the first in 600 years.
Benedict reportedly underwent a “mystical experience” during which God inspired within him an “absolute desire” to devote his life to prayer. He now lives in a secluded residence in the Vatican gardens where he receives few visitors and is uninvolved with Vatican issues, though he holds the title of Pope Emeritus.
According to Zenit, Benedict replied, “God told me to,” in response to an inquiry about his motivation for stepping down. A senior Vatican source corroborated the story, commenting, “The report seems credible. It accurately explains the spiritual process that brought Benedict to resign.” READ MORE