(20/2/17) Yesterday, while he was answering to the questions some children made to him – during his visit to the church of Santa Maria Josefa del Cuore di Gesù, in Castelverde di Lunghezza (Rome) – he talked about his pontifical election and his predecessor Benedict XVI.
“The person who is elected Pope is not necessarily the most intelligent man – the Pope stressed –. There are people who are smarter than him, but he is the one who was chosen by God. As it always happens, time passes and the Pope dies or retires, as the great Pope Benedict did, because he was not healthy enough. A new Pope will come in the future and maybe he will be more intelligent than the predecessor, or maybe less, who knows. And the same thing will happen again: he will be elected by the cardinals and by the light of the Holy Spirit”.