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Gänswein: Benedict XVI sees Francis as someone who strengthens the faith


Check out the video above from Rome Reports. 

Key quote:

“Pope Benedict sees in Pope Francis a man of his time, a true witness to the Lord, one who succeeds in building up the faith of people with courage, even at times with methods which can be considered less than traditional. Nevertheless, this is his style – and everyone has his own – this is the style of Pope Francis, which is much appreciated by Pope Benedict.”

He adds:

“He is praying, and he is preparing himself for death, as he has clearly stated on many occasions. He lives in peace with himself, and above all, with the Lord. He is serene, and has not lost his sense of humor. Each day is a gift for him. He keeps up a lot of correspondence, reads, studies, and also takes his famous stroll each day at 7:00 p.m. to the Grotto of Lourdes, at 7:30 p.m. he has dinner, and at 8:00 p.m. he watches the evening news before finishing his evening in peace.”

Deacon Greg Kandra
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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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