Attacks on Benedict XVI are unfair, writer says - Catholic Courier
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Attacks on Benedict XVI are unfair, writer says

To the editor:

Regarding the (CNS article on page 6 of the Courier’s March print edition) “Pope Benedict asks forgiveness,” I saw no reference to Archbishop Georg Gänswein interviewed by EWTN in defense of Pope Emeritus Benedict; or the letter and phone call he received from Pope Francis assuring him of his complete trust, his full support and also his prayers; also why the German report came down so hard on him; and that he had his back.

I read all this and much more in an extensive article in the National Catholic Register of Feb. 27-March 12, 2022.

I am saddened and at times even angered at the abuse and calumnies that are still aimed at Benedict XVI even at the age of 94 by the small-minded and those ignorant of his life’s work, the man himself and his unwavering defense of the church and her timeless teachings. In other words a true priest.

In spite of all his enemies he remains calm and full of trust in God. May God continue to bless him as he reaches his 95th birthday on April 16, Holy Saturday.

Gail Bryant

Rochester

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