Sunday, October 14, 2018
Benedict Not Present for Canonizations?
Prefect of the Congregation for Causes of Saints: The emeritus was "not so agile anymore" Vatican (kath.net) The emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. (Photo) was "not as agile as a few months ago". Cardinal Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said for a few journalists, as the ORF reported. Therefore, the 91-year-old probably will not participate in the canonizations on Sunday in St. Peter's Square. Meanwhile, it became known that Pope Francis has visited his predecessor on Saturday in his retirement home Mater Ecclesiae - especially in the run-up to the canonizations. Among the persons who are being canonized, there is also Pope Paul VI, who became the cardinal of the theologian Joseph Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) from Germany in the consistory of June 27, 1977. AMDG