Rome, Italy, Jun 2, 2019 / 11:30 am
Pope Francis said Sunday that his relationship with Benedict XVI gives him strength and reminds him of the living tradition of the Church.
"When I hear him speak, I become strong. I hear this story of the Church," Pope Francis said of Benedict in an in-flight press conference June 2.
Speaking aboard the papal flight returning from Romania, Francis said that each time he visits the pope emeritus, he feels more like family.
"Every time I go to visit him I feel like that, I take his hand and get him to talk. He speaks little, slowly, but with the same depth, as always -- because Benedict's problem is his knees, not his head," he said.