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Former secretary relates how Benedict XVI pledged obedience to Pope Francis

February 09, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: When Pope Francis called his predecessor immediately after his election, the first words of the former Pontiff were a promise of “total obedience,” according to Msgr. Albert Xuereb, who was private secretary to Benedict XVI. Msgr. Xuereb gave Vatican news a detailed description of the dramatic phone conversation.

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