Maybe Benedict was just sick of the job
Thursday is the last day in the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI and, sadly, we don't think the former Cardinal Ratzinger ever had a chance of being a figure like John Paul II.
From the moment Pope Emeritus was elected, he was surrounded by scandal. There are rumors he's retiring because of in-fighting, more scandal and other accusations surrounding his papacy, but Pope Benedict could be stepping down as the Holy Leader of the Catholic Church for a very human reason.
It may be he was just sick and tired of the job.