15 March 2018 | by Christopher Lamb
Benedict's letter and the Vatican's spectacular 'own goal'
The Vatican communications department has admitted to altering the photo of a letter sent by Benedict XVI where he praises Pope Francis.
In the letter the Emeritus Pope wrote that it was a “foolish prejudice” to see discontinuity between him and Francis, and that this Pope has “a theological and philosophical formation”.
But he also stated that he was not able to write a theological assessment of his successor, nor to being able to read an 11-volume work of theology dedicated to Pope Francis. For a man who turns 91 next month, that is hardly surprising.