Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is “smiling like he used to smile,” says Society of the Divine Word Father Vincent Twomey, a moral theologian who studied under Joseph Ratzinger in the 1970s.
Speaking to the Register Aug. 27, the Irish professor discussed this year’s schülerkreis, a study group of the pope emeritus’ former students who meet annually in Rome. Benedict XVI celebrated Mass for the schülerkreis on Sunday, at the Teutonic College in the Vatican.
In the interview, Father Twomey also recalls the teaching method of his former professor, the uniqueness of his writings and Benedict’s legacy.
On Aug. 24, the pope emeritus celebrated Mass with his former students. How was he? Did he...READ MORE