Interesting proposal, that Benedict XVI is still the Pope. But what difference does this make to the current situation?
To be honest, I consider Ratzinger as one of the bunch of Modernists who brought about Vatican II and Newchurch. I cannot see any difference to him and Francis, except that Ratzinger was a better Modernist that Bergogio. A Modernist is Catholic one day and Modernist the next. That was Ratz. This Pope Frances is Modernist one day and more Modernist the next.