Pope Benedict followed the Holy Spirit many times, even when he felt otherwise

As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI asked several times to resign from his post in the Vatican. And yet, when Pope John Paul II asked him to stay on, he did so.
So, Pope Benedict XVI was following the promptings of the Holy Spirit then, and he does so today in his decision to retire after years of faithful service as the Pope.
Let us pray that the College of Cardinals will also follow the lead of the Holy Spirit in choosing a successor.

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