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Pope Accuses Critics of Exploiting Pope Benedict XVI’s Death

posted on February 7, 2023

Nicole Winfield of the Associated Press reports, “Pope Francis accused some of his critics Sunday of taking advantage of retired Pope Benedict XVI’s death to score ideological points in the latest salvo in the partisan divide of the Catholic Church.” Benedict’s former employees and conservative allies in the Church have criticized Francis’ progressive pontificate following Benedict’s death. Francis said, “I think Benedict’s death was instrumentalized. People wanted to score points for their own side.”

Read at The Associated Press