This meme is only partially true, as Pope Francis is very much a part of Benedict’s era but on a different schematic having not experienced a conversion to pre-Vatican II principles and to continuity rather than rupture, but of the very same era…
Rorate Caeli publishes a brilliant synopsis on Pope Benedict beginning with his progressive side during Vatican II, in which he played an important role, its initial implementation, of which he played an important role and his reconversion to pre-Vatican II principles beginning in 1968, although he remained committed to many Vatican II principles properly interpreted within tradition.
With his death, there is a conclusion to his way of looking at Vatican II and continuity, with the present pope full invested in the Vatican II interpretation of rupture upon rupture with everything that preceded it and an avenue given by Vatican II to pursue that road.
We’ll have to wait for the reigning pope to die in order that a younger prelate will be elected pope that will have to choose one way or the other or create a middle road that respects reform and continuity.
This is the last paragraph of this fine commentary, copied from Rorate Caeli: