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NCR & 1P5 Dail asked "Why is he [Pope Benedict] still in the Vatican?" & Editor Zmirak answered "He is not a Free Agent"

Today, on the Dr. Taylor Marshall YouTube show, One Peter Five and National Catholic Register contributor Francis conservative Bree Dail questioned why is Pope Benedict XVI "still in the Vatican?":

"He [Benedict] wanted to resign and retire in a monastery in Bavaria. Why is he still in the Vatican? These are questions I have asked and other people have asked and there are no answers to it... I just think people have to ask the question. What is the usefulness of him being in the Vatican? He is no longer the pope."
(1:30:58- 1:31:16)

Might the "answer" to the question on why Benedict is "still in the Vatican" be because he is "not a free agent"?

Today, former editor at Investor's Business Daily and present Senior Editor of The Stream John Zmirak said Benedict is "almost a prisoner in the Vatican... he is not a free agent":

"He is almost a prisoner in the Vatican... Benedict co-wrote a book with Cardinal Sarah defending celibacy... enormous pressure was put on Pope Benedict who is almost living as a prisoner of Pope Francis. He can't leave... What this shows me is Pope Benedict is not a free agent. He is not able to do what he wants."

"I really think the Italian police should remove him from the Vatican and make sure he wants to still be there. I don't think he is there of his own free will. And I wonder if he resigned of his own free will?"
(The Eric Ketaxas Radio Show on YouTube,
Guest Journalist John Zmirak, 24:07- 25:
34)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as for the Triumph of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart Mary.

Comments

Alexis Bugnolo said…
As I said in my article about the phone call that Ganswein gave me, in a flutter, on Saturday Morning, Rome time, I am certain that the reason they keep Benedict under tight control is that in March and April of 2013 they realized that his renunciation was invalid and that if anyone asked him if he intended to renounce the munus, and heard the answer, they would see that it was invalid, so they connived with Ganswein to lock him up, without it appearing as if he was a prisoner. For his part, Ganswein was promised to stay in his position, and as Benedict's health has gone down, or been neglected, Ganswein has increasingly felt secure in showing himself loyal to Bergoglio. He even changed his coat of arms, dumping Benedict's on one half of his shield, and replacing it with those of Bergoglio. But the ultimate depravity in my mind is yelling at me for offering prayers for Benedict and insisting I pray for Bergoglio instead. That is really vicious, mean, and dishonest.

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