Peter Seewald has been conducting long talks with Joseph Ratzinger / Benedikt XVI for 25 years. The publicist finds that the emeritus pope in his homeland is not yet appreciated enough.
(My comment: this is the hope for the Church of the future especially through the powerful intercession of Pope Benedict now in the Church Militant but more importantly, one day in the Church Triumphant): Above all, I wish him many imitators who are inspired by his work, his message, his love of God and his love, his poetry, and his authentic life following Christ and thus find their own way to God. I agree with Pope Francis, who said, Benedict XVI. Was a great pope whose spirit, from generation to generation, will appear ever greater and more powerful. Let us hope that his work is appreciated and respected in his homeland as well. With him, everyone knew that what he proclaimed-even though it may seem uncomfortable or not contemporary-always faithfully corresponds to the doctrine of the gospel, and is in continuity with the doctrine of the Church Fathers and the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. This reliability is invaluable in a time of upheaval and disorientation.