To say that the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI and that of Francis are little more than different would be an understatement of nearly criminal proportions.
Long story short, Benedict championed a brand of Catholicism that openly declared that Christ is king. Francis, however, lectures his flock about how we have “sinned against the Earth.”
In the meantime, the Pope Emeritus (retired) has recently had his biography released in his native Germany, where he openly claims, “dominance of ‘homosexual marriage’ and ‘abortion’ in the world — such that it brooks no dissent without fear of punishment — to the ‘spiritual power of the Anti-Christ'” as reported by LifeSiteNews.com.
Also noted by Life Site’s reporter Maike Hickson (emphasis mine);
“One hundred years ago,” Benedict stated in the biography by Peter Seewald, “everybody would have considered it to be absurd to speak of a homosexual marriage. Today, one is being excommunicated by society if one opposes it.” The same applies to “abortion and to the creation of human beings in the laboratory,” Benedict added.
“Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed, and if one opposes it, one is being punished by society with excommunication,” he went on to say.
“The fear of this spiritual power of the Anti-Christ is then only more than natural, and it really needs the help of prayers on the part of an entire diocese and of the Universal Church in order to resist it.”
When asked about the often-repeated claim that he as Pope encountered “many blockages” during his papacy on the part of the Roman Curia, Pope Benedict answered: “Blockages came more from the outside than from the Curia. I did not want merely to promote first and foremost the purification in the small world of the Curia, but in the Church as a whole.” Further explaining his thoughts, he added that “in the meantime, events have shown that the crisis of the Faith has led also especially to a crisis of Christian existence.” This, he continued, is what the “Pope has to have in front of his eyes.”