Rav Ades and the Pope Note
In the past 2 weeks, I've been getting an unusual number of hits from people searching for "Rav Ades Pope" or similar queries on search engines. The search engines directed the users to this post.
The most likely reason for the upswing in hits to that post is a recent Mishpacha Magazine article that noted the whole story. (What's posted online only has an excerpt of the article and doesn't mention the pope.)
In short, the Mishpacha interviewer asked Rav Ades Shlit"a about this and he pretty much said that he doesn't know for sure, but that the timing of the resignation couldn't be coincidental.