“Now he has arrived in the next world, where I am sure many friends are already waiting for him. I hope that I can join them soon.”
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The question of same-sex marriage, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI continued, is not a question of being “a little more broadminded and open. Rather, the basic question arises: who is man? And with it also the question of whether there is a Creator or if we are not all just manufactured products.”
In an exchange with Tobias Winstel, the 94-year-old retired pontiff reflected on the concept of the “Amtskirche,” a German term that can be translated as “institutional Church” and is used to refer to the large number of Church-tax funded structures and institutions in Germany.
In the motu proprio, issued July 16, the Pope made sweeping changes to his predecessor Benedict XVI’s 2007 apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, which acknowledged the right of all priests to say Mass using the Roman Missal of 1962.
Pope Francis is recovering at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital this week after undergoing an operation on Sunday evening to relieve stricture of the colon caused by diverticulitis.
COMMENTARY: The muted observance in the Vatican contrasted with the focus given five years ago to Benedict’s 65th anniversary, when the Pope Emeritus spoke about the priestly identity of thanksgiving in his last public address.
The anniversary of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's priestly ordination provides the opportunity to revisit some of his very wise words offered on vocations from 2000 while offering a homily in Munich.
Benedict XVI Celebrates 70 Years as a Priest: 10-Year Milestones in Joseph Ratzinger’s Service to the Church
COMMENTARY: June 29 is a fitting date to reflect on the length and breadth of the Pope Emeritus’ long priestly service.
Archbishop Ganswein said that when Benedict learned of this initiative “he was surprised and delighted.”
Cardinal Ouédraogo described Benedict XVI, who served as pope from 2005 until his retirement in 2013, as a great pastor whose name “brings hope to Burkina Faso."