Opinion The Fallibility of the Infallible Pope

Allegations that Pope Benedict XVI may have had detailed knowledge about instances of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church continue to mount. In 1996, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which he then led, decided not to punish the pedophile priest Father Lawrence Murphy. With his authority eroded, why does he even remain in office?
How much authority does Pope Benedict XVI still enjoy?

How much authority does Pope Benedict XVI still enjoy?

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