Vatican City, 01 September, 2020 / 9:00 am (ACI Africa).
Cardinal Pietro Parolin has written an introduction to a book describing the continuity between Pope Francis and his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
The book, published Sept. 1, is entitled “Una Sola Chiesa,” meaning “Only One Church.” It is a compilation of papal catecheses that places the words of Pope Francis and Benedict XVI side by side on more than 10 different topics, including faith, sanctity, and marriage.
“In the case of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the natural continuity of the papal magisterium has a unique feature: the presence of a pope emeritus in prayer next to his successor,” Parolin wrote in the introduction.
The Vatican Secretary of State highlighted both the “spiritual consonance of the two popes and the diversity of their style of communication.”
“This book is a lasting sign of this intimate and profound closeness, presenting side by side the voices of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis on crucial issues,” he said.