Very sad. When I was teetering between converting to Catholicism or not, it was the election of then Cardinal Ratzinger that brought me home to Rome.
It takes a lot of courage and strength for a man to realize that he has given something everything he has, that there is nothing left in the tank; and, for the good of those he loves, is willing to step aside. God bless our Holy Father. May the Lord give him comfort in the days to follow when his flock second guess him or react with anger or thoughts of conspiracy. May the Lord grant him peace after Feb. 28.