Pope Benedict strongly defends pontificate of Pope Francis

Pope Benedict strongly defends pontificate of Pope Francis

The Holy See has yet to release the full text of the letter Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sent to Msgr.

He said that it 'contradicts the foolish prejudice of those who see Pope Francis as someone who lacks a particular theological and philosophical formation, while I would have been exclusively a theorist of theology with little understanding of the concrete lives of today's Christian'.

He adds that these books "reasonably demonstrate that Pope Francis is a man with profound philosophical and theological formation and are helpful to see the interior continuity between the two pontificates, even with all the differences in style and temperament".

In a paragraph left out of a Vatican press release on a new book series on Pope Francis' theology, the Pope Emeritus admits to not having fully read the 11 volumes.

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' election, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended the continuity of the church's teaching under his successor and dismissed those who criticize the pope's theological foundations.

Francis frequently downplays the work of theologians, and his critics point to his simple speaking and writing style as evidence of a doctrinal deficit. (Pope Francis: A Man of his Word) The leader of the Catholic Church has attracted criticism among some devote Catholics for his reform-minded papacy. They say Francis is merely emphasizing "discernment" to navigate complex pastoral situations.

Issuing his own tribute to Francis, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said: "I would like to say that the fundamental characteristic of this Pontificate is precisely joy, a joy that does not arise evidently from carelessness, but from the fact of knowing that one is loved by the Lord".

Francis has come under the most criticism for his handling of clerical sex abuse cases.

Francis has been under fire for initially defending a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse and then days later doing an about-face, sending an investigator to look into the allegations. Several Argentine media also echo the anniversary.

The Pontiff remains a favourite with the faithful on the streets.

"I think he's an extraordinary person", Juliana Galeano, a 46-year-old geographer said while picking up her son at a Catholic school in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

The issue is likely to feature in some of Francis' initiatives in the future, including a big church meeting in 2019 on spreading the faith in the Amazon, where the acute priest shortage has led to calls for married priests.

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