Originally Posted by La literatura
Do you realize the documentary came out about 6 months ago and didn't provide any new information?
Pope Benedict XVI absolutely did not step down because this premiered on HBO earlier this month.
I took Dave Lane's comment to mean that the documentary exposed reasons that the Pope stepped down rather than the documentary itself being the reason. I would love to hear your take on the matter as a rational Catholic (apologies if that's not true, I'm thinking that you self identified as Catholic) regarding the structure and hierarchy of the church, and how they might respond. I created an account on a Catholic message board without posting, to listen in to the conversation and try to wrap my head around it. All joking aside and without any bashing of the church (hopefully) I just wanted to see what insight you might have.