Dan Masterson '11 | Feb. 19, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
Benedict’s resignation is an incredible model of humility. Benedict wrote a simple letter to his brother cardinals that was released to the public — no cameras, no microphones, no reporters. The pope has accepted his advancing age and heeded advice from doctors to stop making transatlantic visits. He has recognized that the Church entrusted to him needs a leader who can more capably respond to the demands of Christ’s people.