Popes embrace ahead of encyclical publication (13)

ANSA English 2013.07.05 13:26
Francis, Benedict show affection at Vatican ceremony (ANSA) - Vatican City, July 5 - Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, embraced warmly ahead of the publication of a jointly written encyclical on faith Friday. The Argentinian pope and the German former pontiff who became the first head of the Catholic Church to voluntarily resign in February "embraced with affection and stayed close to each other" throughout a ceremony in the
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