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Full text of letter from Pope-emeritus

March 13, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register has posted a full translation of the letter in which Pope-emeritus Benedict writes about the theological formation of Pope Francis and “the inner continuity between the two pontificates, despite all the differences of style and temperament.”
The former Pontiff wrote the brief letter to welcome a series of books about the theology of Pope Francis—which, Benedict admits, he has not read. The Vatican had not published the full letter.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 14, 2018 11:20 AM ET USA

    The full text presents a completely different story from what was offered in the original Vatican's press release. Truth always comes out in the end.