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Pope Benedict’s ‘prayer and his discreet and encouraging presence accompany us on our common journey,’ Pope Francis said

Ratzinger was ‘the only man with the stature, the wisdom and the necessary experience’, Pope Francis said

The Pope agreed Christ shed His Blood for ‘many’ rather than ‘all’

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No Pope can overturn the Church’s teaching that the death penalty is legitimate. So Francis’s comments were puzzling

Some assert that his title and dress are far too confusing, but this is nonsense

When the liturgy becomes secondary, clearly the Church is not functioning as it is intended to

The former pontiff said liturgy had become too centred on man’s ‘activity and creativity’

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