Perhaps the American Cardinal Roger Mahony [here and here] (if it is indeed he and not an imposter) should talk to some 'former Anglicans.'
'Social media' has a lot to answer for: in many ways we were far better off without it, and those who never miss an opportunity to grandstand on it.
Again, as only a 'separated' observer, it's not my concern, but it is extremely painful and very sad to watch this kind of cruel and silly political posturing at the expense of a profound theologian and humble man of God, now in prayerful seclusion and quiet retirement.
These, however, are the words of Pope Francis [again reported here and here]:
Speaking at times off the cuff, Francis said Benedict had "lit a flame in the depths of our hearts that will continue to burn because it is fuelled by his prayers that will support the church on its missionary path."
"In these years of his pontificate, he enriched and invigorated the church with his magisterium, his goodness, guide and faith," Francis said. Pausing for effect, he added: "His humility and his gentleness."