Originally Posted by listopencil
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.
Yes of course. This might have caused events to reach a tipping point but Ratzinger had to be removed as soon as possible much like lancing an infected boil allows it to drain and ultimately heal.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933