VATICAN CITY — The Italian newspaper La Stampa today has published excerpts of a letter from Benedict XVI, who wrote to affirm the existence of only one pope, Francis.
“There is absolutely no doubt regarding the validity of my resignation from the Petrine ministry,” wrote Benedict XVI in a letter published on Feb. 26.
His letter was a response to the Italian daily’s inquiries regarding “various interpretations that have been circulating in the press and on the Web regarding his gesture,” the article noted. Some have questioned whether or not Benedict XVI’s resignation was valid, a speculation the pope emeritus roundly rejected.
“The only condition for the validity of my resignation is...READ MORE