An Investigation into the motives behind Pope Benedict XVI's resignation

At 12:00 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time on February 19, Wikileaks released 3,698 emails from Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (better known as Stratfor) pertaining to the Pope and the Vatican. This follows John Ratzinger’s February 11, 2013 announcement of his resignation from the papacy effective February 28, 2013.

The internet is abuzz in questions and speculation as to why the Pope has decided to step down from his position in Rome. And it’s a question worth asking.