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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI: "Thanks for your humility and kindness"

Last edited 4th April 2013

On Saturday afternoon, Pope Francis met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for the very first time. The meeting was both moving and historic. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, said it was “a moment of profound communion”. The video shows how inside the chapel, Benedict offered the place of honour to Pope Francis, who instead responded “we are brothers” and wanted them to share the same kneeler.

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