Pope Benedict XVI prayed he wouldn’t get the job. “Evidently this time He didn’t listen to me,” said the Pope.
Benedict, 78, said he had hoped to spend his last years living quietly and peacefully.
“At a certain point, I prayed to God, ‘Please don’t do this to me,'” he told the audience, saying he viewed the swelling votes in his favor as a “guillotine.” He recalled saying to God in his prayers: “You have younger, better, more enthusiastic and energetic candidates.”
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