Skip to comments.Is Francis the Last Pope? A Rare Interview with Archbishop Ganswein
Posted on 06/25/2016 7:24:35 AM PDT by marshmallow
Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2016 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- What is Benedict XVI's own view of his historical resignation? What has the fall-out been from his secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein's controversial remark on an expanded petrine office? What about the Prophesy of Malachy, which allegedly sees Francis as the last pontiff?
In a recent and candid conversation, veteran journalist and EWTN Rome correspondent Paul Badde sat down with Archbishop Gänswein, who gave his take on these and a number of other questions.
The German archbishop currently serves Pope Francis as Prefect of the Papal Household, and has also maintained his duties as secretary for retired pontiff Benedict XVI.
'Nature had spoken'
When a massive lightning strike lit up the top of Saint Peter's dome on the evening of Feb. 11, 2013, many observers chose to interpret this as a divine reaction to the historical announcement of Pope Benedict's resignation, made that very morning. As his personal secretary, Archbishop Gänswein, reminisced about how both he and Benedict only found out about the lightning strike after the event. The impression was one of a sign from above, a reaction, he told Badde. When he showed Benedict images of the spectacular incident a few days later, the pope asked whether this was some kind of digital montage, Gänswein said, adding: however, nature had spoken.
How Pope Benedict sees his decision to resign today
Archbishop Gänswein spoke about the painful emotional impact of Benedict's farewell from the papal office and household. Indeed, I found myself compelled to openly cry, he said. However, with three years having passed since, there has been a lot of reflection, personal reflection included.
He affirmed that Pope Benedict was and to this day all the more is very much at peace with his decision to resign.........
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Now that the Marxists, socialists and communists have taken over the Vatican, I believe that he will be the last one.
I don’t recall there being a viable public explanation for the resignation.
He just quit suddenly, saying vague expected things, and then this non-Catholic guy takes over the job.
Ah, I see he is “clarifying” his comments about the “Expanded Petrine Office”. Guess that trial balloon didn’t get too far off the ground.
Well, he’s a fake Pope.
And hopefully the last.
Dear God, send us a true, Catholic pope to set things straight once and for all.
Gänswein needs to shut up. First, “two Popes,” now, the prophecies of St. Malachy.
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