Francis on Benedict: “You Cannot Imagine the Humility and Wisdom of the Man”

Francis and Benedict

Pope Francis, in a phone call with his friend and former pupil, journalist Jorge Milia, had some high praise for his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict.Milia recounts the story in an article which appeared in Terre d’America, the blog of Italian journalist Alver Metalli.  Milia reported that the Pope had teased him for sending a long (12-page) letter, and the two had laughed together.  They spoke of many things, including the former pontiff.  When Pope Francis expressed his deep respect for t … [Read more...]

At St. Mary’s College, Joining Pope Francis in Combatting the Culture of Waste

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Pope Francis, speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, June 3, made reference to the United Nations World Environment Day and denounced the excesses of food wastage.  “This culture of waste,” the Pope said, “…has made us insensitive even to the waste and disposal of food, which is even more despicable when all over the world, unfortunately, many individuals and families are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.“Once our grandparents were very careful not to th … [Read more...]