Two Popes, One Encyclical, All Eyes on Jesus — with His Eyes, in His Heart

The conversation I imagine may have happened (roughly translated):

“Brother, you should really co-sign Lumen Fidei. It’s yours, you wrote it. I’m an editor. My hand was light on this letter.”

“The Holy Spirit …. It is God’s alone. And you are their Holy Father now. The faithful need you to help bring them into the Trinity. They need a father to bring them to the Father. ”

“Well, then come to the dedication of a monument to St. Michael. We need his intercession. You know.”

And thus:

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

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