To those who think he was a traditionalist, this will be surprising. To those who know otherwise, it won't be.

The former should search the net for this essay:

The Oath Against Modernism vs. the 'Hermeneutic of Continuity,' by John Vennari
Nancy D.
But then, I wonder who was responsible for the English translation of Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth and the quote from the false gospel of Thomas that appears in this book.
Nancy D.
We are in serious trouble unless it can be shown that these are not the words of Pope Benedict, but rather the words of the man to his (The Pope's) left. It is important to note that Pope Benedict did not have the free reign that Francis does.