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Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
While some like to talk about Benedict being “conservative” and Francis “liberal,” they both have strongly upheld Catholic teaching on migration.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis met on Monday with Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the longtime secretary of Pope Benedict XVI who has raised eyebrows with an extraordinary memoir.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Ricardo da Silva, S.J., and Gerard O’Connell discuss the criticism that Pope Francis’ homily did not sufficiently eulogize and recognize the legacy of the former pope—and more.
archbishop georg gaenswein stands next to the coffin of pope benedict while wearing full bishop garb of purple and white
KNA International
According to the book, the pope emeritus ordered the destruction of all his private notes in writing, “without exceptions and without loopholes.”
georg gänswein signs a paper in the foreground with the casket of benedict in the background with other priests and cardinals in the back
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Benedict XVI was a renowned theologian, a “recognized authority,” who left “a rich legacy of studies and research on the fundamental truths of the faith,” said the official summary of his life and papacy.
Gerard O’Connell
The bells tolled, the organ played, and the congregation of 50,000 Romans and pilgrims applauded warmly as pallbearers brought the casket of Pope Benedict XVI onto the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.