“You had the delicacy to inform me first of the news of the death of your beloved brother Georg,” wrote Francis in a July 2 condolence letter to Benedict XVI after the death of his brother, Georg.
Francis expresses “my deepest sympathy and spiritual closeness”.
He prays for the deceased and for “Your Holiness" - a title used only for a pope.
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Apart from news reports, is there any evidence that Pope Emeritus BXVI actually returned to the Vatican? I have this slight nagging feeling that he may be already dead, after having been given the chance to bid farewell to his now deceased brother and also to visit his parents’ graves.
Francis seems more decent by calling Benedict XVI "Your Holiness", what he is for real, than all those Catholics who doubt he is pope and are afraid to use any papal title when mentioning Benedict XVI. Sad but true... ps Let us pray so Francis recognizes formally the true pope.