Benedict letters discuss his resignation Edward Pentin, NC Register Friday, September 21, 2018 The words of the Pope Emeritus from November 2017 show he is aware of pain his resignation caused, and the sorrow people feel about the current situation facing the Church. © 2018 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: email@example.com The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own. Comment on this column at: Facebook Twitter Comments are closed.