And thus no one made any comment about which pope had said some strong words to German Bishops. What I printed made it look like Pope Benedict was saying it but no, indeed, it was Pope Francis sounding a lot like Pope Benedict in his chastisement of the worldliness of the German Church and her rich bishops.
Unlike Former PI, Pope Francis does not have his head buried in the sand as it concerns the causation of the deleterious effects the 1960's "spirit" of Vatican II had on the Church. The Holy Father hits the nail on the head in comparing the pre-Vatican II Church and her vibrancy in Germany to the German Church's decline and fall since that time. In pre-Vatican II times almost all Catholics went to Mass the Pope says, whereas today not even 10% go! And the same for Confession. The Holy Father says that the proper celebrations of both the Mass and Confession are necessary to recover the pre-Vatican vibrancy of the Church in Germany!
This is Edward Pentin's of the National Catholic Register reporting on this stunning message of chastisement of the German Church and her bishops by Pope Francis. He calls them Pelagians: