Benedict XVI did not want to commit the historical error of abdication, leaving the Church in the hands of the enemies of Christ and of an individual who, as almost all the recipients of this letter correctly maintain, with various nuances, is not Catholic and does nothing but work to destroy the Church of Rome and its faith, and what’s more, he has recently been targeting, in a blatantly obvious way, the ancient Mass.

The subtlety of Latin and the precision of canon law allowed the Holy Father Benedict XVI to induce all the cardinals, both faithful and unfaithful, to protect the papacy by unknowingly placing it in an impeded see.