VIDEO: Priest Talks About Forced Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI


Father Santiago Martin, Madrid, Spain, is the founder of The Franciscans of Mary which is present in nineteen countries, including Spain, the US, Canada, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Poland, Holland and Italy, and Asia.  In the homily below which occurred on March 3, 2013 he speaks about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Father Santiago Martin
Homily: "Benedict XVI, the Man Who Hinders Them"
March 3, 2013

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Father Martin Santiago, 03/03/13 TRANSCRIPT (translated):
"We are on the third Sunday of Lent naturally I want to make a mediation about the Gospel that I have read but it is evident that we can't take a reflection about the Third Sunday of Lent as we did for the last year. Why? Because the Pope has just resigned.  And, logically if we don't take this moment to explain a little and make some catechesis, when are we going to do it?  So, you have to be patient because I'm going to do two little homilies – one, about the Gospel, and the other one about the actual situation of the Church.  I can't go into each detail. I have already explained in the last conference, not long ago, and it was an hour conference, explaining the most that I can say or the most that I truly know to explain what is going on – what is behind all this.  But, at least this short mediation about that…Now, I'd like to talk about the situation that we are living, and I want to start by opening my heart, describing how I feel.  I feel very bad.  This is the first thing that I want to tell you.  It hurts even more, especially watching everybody looking happy all around.  What I perceive is that the majority is happy about the resignation, as if the Pope has resigned to a Caribbean beach, or as if the Pope has left in a natural way.  Well, listen, he is almost 86. He could have an advanced Parkinson disease, a dementia, Alzheimer;s, he could have a serious kidney problem, which really makes it impossible.  But this is not what happened.  This has nothing to do with what happened.  If the Pope has left because of sheer exhaustion related to age, well, it would be something different, as if the Pope died. That goes with natural law, but this has nothing to do with what happened.  The Pope has been crucified for the eight years that he has been leading the Church, and we have seen it.  It has been a crucifixion, a martyrdom in front of the eyes of everyone.  We, at least me and many others, we have suffered, watching how they go for him – how they overwhelmed him – the enemies from the outside with the collaboration of some enemies which are inside, the garbage of the inside, aerated, promotioned during years from those enemies of the outside. This is what happened.  God's people who see how other kill the Pastor and they just don't realize it is terrible.  The Pope is a martyr.  And, now he didn't come down from the cross.  He effectively resigned for the good of the Church.  But, the thing is, he has been martyred.  This week a Peruvian writer, Vargas Llosa, published an article, in which the content I only half agree with, the title is perfect.  I haven't seen a better title to summarize what is happening in the Church now, about what is 'the move' of, what is happening inside, from just a short time ago.  He titled his article "The Man Who Hinders Them".  Of course, Benedict XVI has been the man in the middle of their ways from the first moment.  He has a unique, enormous capacity to define just with a phrase or idea a treatise of theology.  When he celebrated the Mass before to start of the conclave two days after he was Pope, he defined the situation of today: 'the dictatorship of relativism'.  Not the regular relativism that we know, it's rather a dictatorship now, meaning a real persecution for all those who stand firm saying that truth is objective and lies are objective, meaning the good exists and the bad exists.  In any context, they don't want the truth, they want relativism.  You can't say abortion is wrong.  You can't say killing your mother by euthanasia is wrong.  Today, many people can say as much, "I think that could be wrong", because when somebody stays firm and ares to say "That is wrong", that one is persecuted.  Because of that, this Pope was like a hindrance for them.  Or, don't you remember what happened in 2011 when they, taking advantage of a circumstance which at the end was a lie, they accused him as an accomplice of pedophilia and they constantly pushed him, forcing him to resign – the ferocious advertising campaigns  in 2011 of The New York Times, BBC, and allies in Spain.  This was horrible.  The enemies on the outside and the enemies in the inside which created this Vati-leaks scandal, with their sins, I repeat, promotioned for the outside enemies keeping silence while they were interested, until the moment to put a big light on the garbage.  They combined took him to a point to say "I can't anymore".  This is so hard and grave that other has to come.  This is a tragedy.  A resignation of a Pope is a tragedy.  This is not a vacation trip.  This is a tragedy.  They twist his hand and he couldn't anymore.  I have had the gift of being a collaborator for him, as I also was for John Paul II.  Being with him, as I was with John Paul, I can tell you this very clear.  He is a saint.  He is a child, a child of 86 years because he is a kid, shy, humble, until you say, oh no enough, also wise, and when you see how they treated him, humiliated him, crushed.  What I feel is a deep compassion.  I don't know if you saw the scene on Thursday when he was coming out of his apartment.  My soul shrank watching how he put his face, about the circumstance, going out from his house, his secretary crying, the driver kneeling down, crying, do you think this is "happy" retired?  They went for him until they got him.  They twisted his hand.  He did it because there was not any other option.  But, listen, there is something terrible happening inside the Church and inside the society against the Church, and we all should know about it.  If we think we are in an angelical world when all the things happen by chance – this is not true.  Here, there is a scheduled plan deliberately against the Church.  Cardinals, Bishops, naturally they left him alone.  I don't say all of them, but many they left him alone after the incident when the ex communion to a Lefebrian was removed, a denier of the Holocaust.  How they crushed him.  It was not his fault.  They didn't inform him.  As he said after in a public letter to Bishops, "I have been alone in this."  This is the first thing we have to discern, of course "they", but also us.  Priests?  Have we been always praying for the Holy Father?  The laity?  In 2011, when they publicly went for him, crushing him, we, The Franciscans of Mary and a group of lay, paid 6,000 Euros to publish an announcement in the country on ABC in the world and in the Reason, a half-page announcement:  "Holy Father we are with you".  How many others did something?  When the Bishops wanted to help him, he already was crucified.  We collected many forms of support in this parish and in the world to send them to the Nuncitures.  How many did something?  We organized vigils of prayer for the Pope once a month.  How many have been doing for the Pope?  The big majority saw the crucifixion of this man and have turned their face to the other side.  Nobody supported him with prayers or gave their faces to him.  And, this is the first thing that we have to do – examination of conscience.  Did I defend the Pope in my house when somebody insulted him?  In my job, friends?  Did I pray for him?  Do I know the real meaning behind the fall – for me, for the family, for the Church, for humanity?  Then, many people will say "Oh, look, he was just good. He was not attached to the office and he just resigned."  This is how many will take it, as an ordinary, common event.  The Pope, put by God, can't be alone.  He has to be defended with the support of all of us.  I repeat, we all have to examine the conscience, asking ourselves how we took it while we watched them crucify this holy martyr."




28 comments for “VIDEO: Priest Talks About Forced Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

  1. David Russell Foley U.S. Bureau of Prisons Inmate No. 13141-111
    April 11, 2020 at 10:53 PM

    Dudes arguing about their imaginary invisible friend in the sky. What a colossal waste of time.

    • Seth Kaplan
      June 19, 2020 at 1:32 PM

      Seems like you don't really believe that. Why else would you be on a Catholic website, reading comments? I hope you will find truth. I have an idea, pray the rosary every day for 30 days, if you still feel that way, I will donate to BLM and Joe Biden. Humor me.

  2. Keith Anthony Simpson
    December 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    The word is 'seeker', Dumbo.
    WHAT are you ON, by the way..!
    Furthermore, why are you not in a secure unit..?

  3. sharon laporte
    February 8, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    Benedict IS a saint…the world abhors saints. That which has occurred is truly a sign of the times…Surely that Our Lady continues her appearances in Medjugorje, should be for us confirmation and recognition of the times in which we live… at the very least the most serious of times, relative to the work of satan in the modern world, as evidenced in abortion, the promotion of euthanasia, and the immorality of the godless present day society. More particularily the severe attack of the devil upon the Church. No doubt we are living in the last days before the Eucharistic Reign of Christ, that neither man nor the devil can defer…let us be devout and obey Our Lady, offering up daily the prayers of the rosary for the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

    • Tanya
      August 23, 2018 at 2:33 AM

      Medjugorje, Croatia:
      How a mass crime scene became a place of Catholic pilgrimage

      …"Here’s the main reason for the ” apparition ” of Our Lady at Crnica hill: at the foot of the hill lies village Šurmanci, where local Croatian Catholic Nazi – Ustasha – in early August 1941, in just two days, brutally, mostly with edged weapons and tools killed more than 800 Serbs from Prebilovci , Serbian Orthodox village in Medjugorje area, close to Crnice…"…


  4. Keith Simpson
    August 27, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    So very glad I dumped my Catholicism – and ALL religion- 60 years ago at the age of 18.

    • Barb B.
      October 4, 2017 at 11:37 AM

      Probably just as well that you did if you can't accept a massive challenge. We need true Catholics to stand firm and fight for our Faith founded by Jesus Christ. As dear Mother Angelica said:- "Being a Catholic isn't for Wimps!"

      Personally I'd love you to come back and help defend the Faith. Please think about it, I'll pray very hard for you.

      • Mary Ann Lesko
        December 20, 2019 at 5:58 AM

        I almost replied to him but when I read your reply, well, you said it best. Will pray for him.

    • JAMES. (SHEM)
      September 12, 2018 at 6:45 AM

      I posted a comment by mistake a few minutes ago and cannot find it now as I mentioned about Francis being a good man, but that is not my belief. I typed that name in by mistake.

      • Belinda garcia
        June 23, 2019 at 4:05 PM

        Wow Catholics should despise their pope. Pope Benedict was forced out so homosexuals could take over the Vatican. So that’s why Francis came to power to allow all the filth that Pope Benedict stood against. Not a catholic but seems that the previous Pope was a true Godly man. What a mess

    • James. (SHEM)
      September 12, 2018 at 6:53 AM

      I dumped my catholism at about the same age because many of my questions were not answered blanked and was told to get out if this church and don’t ever come back. I Wandered for many years and went wild but a deep need inside me brought me to JESUS CHRIST the one and only awesome truth. I don’t have a religion anymore but I have Christ with me every day. Religion is man trying to put god in a box or a confine. God is so awesomely powerful loving forgiving and eternal that nothing man made can nothing contain him. I asked god many years ago for a him and me relationship no praying to saints or any other diversion but directly to him. He listened and answered me. I have him in my life every day now through good and bad he sustains me. Jesus told us to know the TRUTH and the truth will set you free. I felt at an early age that the Vatican was corrupted. I never had much love for it as it stood idly by and let millions of Irish people be enslaved starved and sold as slaves into the the Carribian colonies. The forgotten slaves wiped from history books. Women and young girls forced to interbreed with black African salves (which were valued more than Irish slaves – a difference of £5 for Irish and £50 for black African.) to create a free slave stock for the plantation owners. That was approx 1600ad to 1850ad. The Catholic Church did little or nothing to stop this. And years later the abuse by the Catholic church and its people (not all of them) took foot hold again. Jesus return is gettin closer and he will defeat all the corrupt in righteousness but we must do what we can also by speaking out. KNOW THE TRUTH. THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE

      • Chelsea Z
        March 23, 2019 at 9:03 AM

        James (Shem) Praise Jesus! Always a celebration in the heavens when His Truth reaches the heart of a lost or wayward soul.
        I left that man run place decades ago. Jesus IS The Way, The Truth & The Life!
        God’s Word is pure & will not be denied, twisted or altered by any man here w/o grave consequences.
        The Catholic Church has allowed man & so many falsehoods to intercept the Holy Spirit & The Word, it is truly a crime. Against their brainwashed & blinded followers & against God Himself.
        I believe Francis was brought in, so the agenda in these End Days could be fulfilled. Benedict was not complying, so he had to be taken down by the NWO elites. Look how Francis has twisted so much in such a short time frame. He is truly being used well to ring in the 1 World Religion, which will smooth the road for Billions falling to the NWO, all Prophecy in God’s Holy Word.
        He told us what to watch for. He warned us to be aware & not caught sleeping. His church is asleep.
        Look Up, James, for our Redemption Draws Nigh!
        See you at the Wedding Feast! Many blessings of peace & Truth be yours until. :)

    • Chelsea Z
      March 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM

      Keith: I hope you dumped it for Christ & Christ alone & have been reborn w/His Spirit w/in you.
      Praise God if that is it!
      The Truth of His Word & Spirit w/in us will never lead us astray again!

    • Roger
      June 6, 2019 at 4:02 PM

      I hope you get it back before you die.

    • Regan Wick
      December 20, 2019 at 2:19 PM

      It is interesting you still are watching videos such as this…

  5. Margaret
    March 5, 2017 at 8:26 PM

    Its long, but here's a dream I had about a week before Pope Benedict resigned. What do you think? It took years after and situations to make me come back to this dream time and time again and interpret it. I'll explain after. Here is my dream. —->
    My family, husband, myself and 4 children AND my parents, who had died before the dream, are having dinner with the pope at the Vatican. Now I don’t' know which pope it is, because I never see him nor any of the cardinals or bishops that are also at the table. We are sitting at a table like the last supper, where the pope is in the center and all of us around. I am on the right side of the pope at the end of the table with 2 figures that I do see and recognize. The lady across from me is an actress that I perceived as good and gentle and meek. The male actor is at the head of the table to my right and he's dressed in black and is ominous figure. They are not "playing" themselves; they represent good and evil, possibly an angel and the devil. So, they are bickering among themselves, I don’t' recall about what, but I am upset and angry at him for yelling at her so I stand up and lean over to him and I start yelling at him about yelling at her. I'm yelling and then I see that he's not really there, so I stop and am puzzled for a moment. How can I see him here, but he's not really here? (Perhaps a hologram). So I sit down confused. I think he leaves and then the actress and I start to clean up the crumbs and such, when the pope (to which I do not hear his voice) tells us not to clean, that they have people for that. She and I continue, because that's our nature. Well, she goes to leave and I warn her not to go out there, because he (the dark actor/devil) might be out there and attack her. She proceeds anyway and goes into the kitchen, which sure enough he goes in and attacks her. I quickly run to the door and I see he's choking her. Now my father appears and runs past me and rushes in to fight this figure. He escapes and runs down the hall to which my father chases and catches him, grabs him by his collar, lifts him up and slams him down onto the floor on his back and begins to beat him. My youngest daughter now walks over to see and I call to her to come back.

    That is the end of my dream. Now I knew of Archangel Michael, but never saw his images or statues. I recently had been looking up pictures of him and he's almost always depicted standing over thrusting a sword to satan that he had crushed under his feet. It wasn't until I have been telling this dream and seeing the images of Archangel Michael that it dawned on me the significance of my father's name and the way my father thrusted him down and was standing over him in the same manner. His name is Michael. So, I feel that there is a dark force at play in the Vatican and perhaps influencing our shepherds, but fear not because God is going to send Archangel Michael to come and defeat him yet again. Now since the synod and thinking back on this dream, it has also occurred to me another small detail of the dream or lack there of, that there were no dishes or cups at the table and we never ate. this lack of dinner plates and food at a "dinner" has me suspect, it wasn't a dinner, but perhaps a synod. But I leave it for your interpretation. Whenever I see the pope do or say things, radical things against God's teachings, make me think of this dream every time.

    • Keith Anthony Simpson
      December 22, 2019 at 6:16 PM

      Lay off the gin, darlin'.

      People like you are….well, YOU complete the sentence; I can't for laughing.

  6. john sheehan
    July 17, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    To understand this day in Rome and the agenda or Pope Francis, I urge all to read Father Malachi Martin's THE JESUITS. The deceased Father Martin, himself a fromer Jesuit, uncannily foretold the assention of Cardnial Jorge Bergoglio's to the throne of the Vicar of Christ.

    April 17, 2016 at 10:46 AM


  8. niel capasso
    February 17, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    In other words if the Pope Benedict was forced to retire, then his abdication is invalid. If that is true then Francis is an anti Pope.

    • Philip
      July 19, 2016 at 2:23 PM

      They were merely the bishops of Rome and the Vatican is the whore in Revelations…

      • Chelsea Z
        March 23, 2019 at 9:26 AM

        Phillip: AMEN!

    • Chelsea Z
      March 23, 2019 at 9:21 AM

      Neil: Francis is the False Prophet spoken of in the Bible.
      He has met w/many religious leaders over the years in the Vatican & other areas of the world, to discuss the implementation of the 1 World Religion, which will be accepted by Billions when he puts the finishing touches on it. Billions are involved in the Catholic faith alone.
      The ignorant blindly follow this pope of darkness willingly, as his ‘charisma’ has made him wildly popular, even w/those of other faiths & no faith at all. Exactly what is needed for world wide acceptance of the 1World Religion. So the NWO will have a much smoother takeover.
      And we know who will be running that, don’t we? ;)
      Look at what is going on all over the world. And w/Israel. God’s Prophetic Timepiece. For all is annoying habits & ways, President Trump has been used mightily by God in these End of End Days.
      He uses Fools to confound the Wise. 1 Cor 1:27
      This presidency has certainly done that! ;)
      Once he is no longer in office, the NWO will be right back on the fast track for the world. It will not happen as long as we have Trump there standing in its way. The demons have been relentless in their attacks b/c of it.
      So do the math on the countdown… No one knows the day/hour. But God gave us all the ‘Season’ to be aware of. We’re deep in it.
      Tick Tock…..
      He is surely at the door w/Jesus.

  9. fe
    January 22, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    This is what I know : Pope Benedict XVI did not fully relinquished his authority as Pope. He relinquished only his authority as Bishop of Rome to Francis but retained his authority as Vicar of Christ.. Is it true?
    This is what I wish and pray for : all Masonic Cardinals and Bishops will turn back to God after the Warning…and obey Our Lady's request for a COLLEGIAL CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA TO HER IMMACULATE HEART. ..for the conversion of Russia back to the Catholic Faith and Peace to the World as She Promised 98yrs ago in Fatima…

  10. Jonathan Mylius
    July 17, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI retirement brought much sorrow to Roman-Catholics world-wide. He was a humble man, a spiritual man-of-God, Representative of Christ on Earth. Regardless of that he was forced to retire on account of the secular-progressive agenda which runs rampant throughout the world, even in the Vatican…..It is truly the Church's loss that we lost this holy scholar who had brought so much to the Church and back to the Church post Vatican II which saw such generational turmoil……He was a presence that "calmed" the world and his church. God continue to bless this exceptional holy man and allow him to pursue his very insightful and instructional scholarship which has helped the Universal Church. We will always miss him as Christ's representative. jkm

    • July 18, 2015 at 4:26 AM

      Free him, already. We know that Francis is going to tell the world that the true and living Jesus Christ Yahweh is Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall and that he has been on this earth since January 11, 1944. We know that Francis The Luciferian is bowing to the Eagles, the Zionists and the Black pope – all of whom are hiding the truth from us!

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