Vatican City, Jun 28, 2019 / 03:51 am
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the unity of the Church has always prevailed over internal struggles and affirmed that there is only one pope, according to an article published Friday.
"The Pope is one, it is Francis," Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has told critics of Pope Francis, accoring to an article published by Italian magazine Corriere Della Sera June 28.
"The unity of the Church has always been in danger, for centuries," Benedict said. "It has been for all its history. Wars, internal conflicts, centrifugal forces, threats of schisms."
"In the end the awareness that the Church is and must remain united has always prevailed. Its unity has always been stronger than internal struggles and wars," the pope emeritus explained.