- Jul 12, 2020
John Cavadini, one of the most influential American theologians of his generation, believes that there’s a strong connection between Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.
As it turns out, both Popes Benedict and Francis are big admirers of Don Giacomo Tantardini, who penned a brief collection of prayers that went to become Italy’s version of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”
Rather than seeing the use of Catholic imagery at the fashion world’s biggest event as a risk, it could be seized as a huge teaching moment.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 91st birthday April 16.
Regarding the magisterium of Pope Francis, Benedict writes that “there is interior unity” between his pontificate and that of his successor.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI spoke about the “slow waning” of his physical strength and his “pilgrimage towards Home” in a letter sent to an Italian newspaper on Tuesday.