Originally Posted by Dave Lane
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.
This situation will not heal. They will soon prop up another as infalable, and there is not a candidate available that did not know what went down. The fact whoever it is did not stand up in protest up to and including walking away means the replacement is no better than the man he will replace~