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Best Wishes from Pope Francis to Benedict XVI

· For the Feast of St Joseph ·

On Tuesday afternoon, 19 March, Pope Francis telephoned Pope emeritus Benedict XVI with his most heartfelt wishes on his name day, the Feast of St Joseph, and expressed to him his and the Church’s gratitude for his service. It was a long, cordial conversation. The Pope emeritus had closely followed the events of the past days and especially the Mass that morning. He assured his Successor of his continuous closeness in prayer.




St. Peter’s Square

Nov. 19, 2019