Given the probable circumstances (it isn’t totally clear just yet), it seems strange to claim that it is good news that the pope is to resign. After all, it is hardly good news that anyone is having trouble with their health.
Traditionally a pope stays in office for life no matter how their health might affect their ability to do their job. And whether or not you are a catholic, you have to admit it’s an important job that needs a competent person in control. Not only does the organisation suffer from having an unhealthy head, but the person in that job suffers too – who wants to work when you’re unwell?
Which means it is good news that he is resigning – leave the job for someone else to pick up. And enjoy a well earned retirement.