Pope John Paul II: “A Pope Emeritus is Impossible” – OnePeterFive

Pope John Paul II: “A Pope Emeritus is Impossible”

BY STEVE SKOJEC AND MATTHEW KARMEL ON JUNE 22, 2016

Image courtesy of Bren Buenaluz

A new book is being released by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in which he offers reflections on the priesthood to mark the 65th anniversary of his ordination. The preface of the book is written by Pope Francis, who says that“every time I have read the works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, it becomes increasingly clear that he has done and is doing ‘theology on his knees’.“On his knees because, even before being a great theologian and teacher of the faith, we see a man who truly believes, who truly prays, you see he is a man who embodies holiness, a man of peace, a man of God.”But there is more in the preface of Pope Francis. The Italian daily, La Repubblica, reports that Francis says of his immediate predecessor:

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