Why did the pope resign?
I can't seem to figure out why.
His failing health, old age, etc.
Because hes old.
I think he retired for health reasons.....
his age and deteriorating health
His personal secretary exposed the corruption to the press of the Pope and Vatican..
Because he's too old.
He is old
You've had the official reason. Old age and ill health. That's not normal for a Pontiff who usually struggles on, even through doddering senility.Much more likely is Benedict's former role in covering up paedophilia in Germany. He is now an embarrassment to the Church and the decision to step down may not have have been his choice. When politicians of any persuasion are forced to step down the excuse normally given is either poor health or family commitments.