Pope Francis: cardinal Ratzinger denounced the “shame of the Church” for the first time


(1/12/15) “Thirteen days before the death of Saint John Paul II, during the Via Crucis, cardinal Ratzinger had talked about the shame of the Church, but he denounced it for the first time! Then Pope John Paul died in Easter octave – this is the Holy Friday – and he became Pope. But during the mass Pro eligendo pontifice – he was dean – he talked about the same things and we elected him because of his courage to tell the truth”. This is the passage in which yesterday – during an interview on the return flight of his apostolic voyage to Africa – Pope Francis talked about the emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.