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Ratzinger’s Request: Simply call me ‘Father Benedict’

R RLast Updated: January 29th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis

According to the journalist, Benedict explained that when he initially stepped down he wanted to be called “Father Benedict” rather than Pope Emeritus or Benedict XVI, but “I was too weak at that point to enforce it.” At least part of the reason for wanting his new title to simply be “Father” rather than Pope … Read More