Why is Pope Benedict XVI really stepping down? Is it age? Or politically motivated as in the past?
During the final yrs of the last few Papacy's they lived to a point that during their last yrs, they couldn't sign there names. The last Pope to step down was during a schism at the beginning of the renaissance. Could the New World order being instated BE the new Renaissance? After decades of soviet rule and new found freedom(Pope Benedict being from soviet occupied Germany) "BE "the schism between west and east again? Is he being forced to step down as his ideology does not suit political ambitions? Who is the AntiPope if this is indeed true? Will we be looking at new Holy wars between west and Mid eastern statesbacked by the church?