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Achievements of Benedict XVI's Papacy Should Not be Overlooked

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Achievements of Benedict XVI's Papacy Should Not be Overlooked

The election of a Pope is not the same as the election of a president or a prime minister, US journalist and Vatican commentator, John L. Allen Jr told Catholic Communications on a whirlwind visit to Sydney. Further, Allen admits he is concerned that in the "simplistic" mainstream media's embrace of Pope Francis the legacy and achievements of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI are not only being overlooked, but repudiated.

"Francis and Benedict XVI may be different in style and personality but on substance they are cut from much the same cloth," he says. Pope Francis makes no secret of the fact he relies on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI for help, counsel and advice. Visit this article to read more.


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