Friday, March 7, 2014
WOW! POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT GIVES AN INTERVIEW ON HIS TIME WITH BLESSED POPE JOHN PAUL II AND SEEMS TO OFFER DISCREET ADVICE TO POPE FRANCIS TO BE WATERTIGHT IN HIS PRESENTATIONS TO AVOID MISINTERPRETATIONS!
My comments first: The part that I am printing below comes directly from the Vatican Radio's website and in its entirety. But as I read it, I was puzzling that perhaps Pope Benedict and even Vatican Radio are giving friendly advice to Pope Francis to be more watertight in his words and writings that do not allow for any other interpretation, that Pope Francis needs to be very, very clear.
(Vatican Radio) Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has granted a lengthy interview on the topic of his years with Blessed John Paul II. The interview appears as the first in an Italian-language collection titled: Accanto a Giovanni Paolo II. Gli amici & I collaborator raccontano. Published by the Italian Edizioni Ares press, and in stores now, the volume features recollections by more than a dozen of the soon-to-be canonized Pope’s friends and closest collaborators, including: Bl. John Paul II’s secretaries, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop Emery Kabongo and Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki; the former Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Joaquin Navarro-Valls; the Blessed Pope’s life-long friend, Wanda Poltawska; the postulator of his Cause for Sainthood, Fr. Slawomir Oder; and many others. Listen: