Everybody Dance Now!
Yes, it isn't a fake.
Yes, it happened in Benedict's time.
Francis did not come out suddenly out of nowhere.
Bad things happen and everyone thinks it can be kept out of control.
Until one fine evening of March 2013 the crap hits the fan. Then everyone says “oh, things were so fine with Benedict!”. No they weren't. There were a lot of mavericks around. But thinking about it coolly, with benedict's “it will pass” mentality it was only a matter of time until one would become Pope, because Benedict did not keep the Mavericks out of the red hats, at all.