Future Pope likely to follow in Benedict XVI's footsteps - Cardinal Pell
From Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese
The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell has described Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI as a "very kind and wonderful man" in a television interview in Rome for EWTN, the Global Catholic Network, on 1 March.
His Eminence said the Pontiff, who stepped down as Pope on Thursday 28 February, was very much "the German gentleman", "a gentle, faithful and prayerful priest", as well as a "brilliant teacher and scholar".
"I remember him very fondly and with gratitude," Cardinal Pell said, adding that there had been a real moment of sadness during the final meeting between Benedict XVI and the Cardinals on the morning of his final day as Pontiff.
His Eminence believes one of the most important contributions made by the Pope Emeritus during his eight year Pontificate was liturgical.
"I hope we don't lose the momentum that we've gained towards the restoration of a proper sense of worship in the liturgy," he told EWTN.
Read full story at the Archdiocese of Sydney site
Cardinal Pell hopes for a Pope who knows how to govern
Cardinal Pell has also given an interview to Vatican Insider, reflecting on the resignation of Benedict XVI and the upcoming conclave to elect his successor.
His Eminence spoke about the major challenges facing the Church today and discussed the qualities he is looking for in the candidate to be next Pope.Read full story at Vatican Insider
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