Benedict, upon retirement, sets the healthy model: He will disappear from view.
Mahony demonstrates why this is wise with his perpetual narcissistic grandstanding, self pity, and thumbs in the eye of his successor. It’s all about him. All the time. Benedict, who is actually humble, will stand aside and let his successor be Pope without trying to control everything from offstage. I love the guy.
It’s really a pity Mahony will not be in jail for the conclave. God’s ways are not my ways.