Bene-dict means – to speak blessing and he did. The former Pope sees teaching creeping into church and society which gives false hope in order to seem more humane. He said the church was losing its footing and may end entirely.
What is interesting is that reporters did not question the pope about his statements but questioned why he had left the papacy and perhaps he was guilty of something? This is the common response from those who are offended by the truth. They avoid it or change the subject.
The truth is only a blessing to those who want to hear the truth.