Or did he take out guys younger than 75 by making them an offer they couldn't refuse? ("Resign now or I'll depose you" -- or something like that)?
I'd be grateful for clarification on that.
If I’m not mistaken, there were a few who were younger than 75, so not near retirement age, but a public notice was made that the Pope had accepted their resignations for reasons of ‘ill health’. How were they to counter that? ;o)