Statement by the President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization during the presentation of ““Il Papa del coraggio” a book by Mimmo Muolo on Benedict XVI
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization, does not agree with Benedict XVI’s choice of being called “Pope Emeritus” after his renunciation. The prelate said during the presentation speech of “Il Papa del coraggio”, (literally, The Pope of Courage), a book written by Vatican journalist of Italian daily Avvenire, Mammo Muolo’s and published by Ancora editions, “I do not agree with the expression” Pope Emeritus “, which theologically creates more problems rather than solving them. Fisichella then added, “I respect it, but I will not use it” and will wait for “another expression” which is less problematic from a theological point of view.
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