Pope Francis greets foreign diplomats during an audience with the diplomatic corps at the Vatican on March 22, 2013. (TONY GENTILE/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis greets foreign diplomats during an audience with the diplomatic corps at the Vatican on March 22, 2013.
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Pope Francis—in Benedict’s Footsteps

March 31, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Pope Francis has given the clearest of signals that he will adhere to the essential spiritual vision of Pope Benedict XVI.
 

On March 23, Pope Francis addressed the diplomatic corps accredited to “the Holy See.” Robert Moynihan, founder and editor in chief of Inside the Vatican magazine, summed up the address.

According to Moynihan, the new pope declared, “But there is another form of poverty! It is the spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously. It is what my much-loved predecessor, the dear and venerated Benedict xvi, called the ‘dictatorship of relativism’” (March 22).

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