VATICAN CITY — At a press briefing to preview the Pope’s final events, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said now is a time to grow spiritually and not fabricate stories on possible Vatican division.
“We’re in a deep spiritual time, and we should be preparing ourselves for the sede vacante (vacant seat) and the new pope,” said Father Lombardi, the Holy See Press Office director.
“Now is a time for seeking the spiritual well-being of everyone within the Church. I personally invite you to prepare yourself spiritually for this,” he said at a Feb. 21 press briefing.
He told journalists, “It is natural that there are comments these days that tend to incite talk about conflict...READ MORE