I recall when he was first elected pope some said he would not engage the people. Well, he certainly proved those who said that wrong. I remember well his travels and the audiences he gave during his papacy.
I of course remember most from his papacy his famous Summorum Pontificum.
His theological writings also had a great and positive influence on many.
If this is true and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has entered the last phase of his life, I am deeply saddened to hear this. I really loved his papacy, and like many I was shocked when he stepped down in 2013.
He has been a very humble servant of God. If he is indeed on his journey home to the heavenly kingdom, we should offer our prayers for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.