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Francis says Benedict is right that future Church will be smaller, more authentic

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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 04/14/22

Speaking with Jesuits in Malta, Francis said that Benedict's vision of the future of the Church is one of his "richest intuitions."

Pope Francis agrees with his immediate predecessor, Benedict XVI, that the future of the Church will be “smaller,” more “humble and authentic,” with “energy for the essential.”

This came to light when Pope Francis was asked about the changing situation of the Church in a recent dialogue with fellow religious.

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