Pope Francis lunch with predecessor


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis is Saturday at the papal summer residence in Castle Gandolfo to have lunch with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus. According to Italian media in Rome with interest looked forward to the meeting.

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Probably the two talk to each other about the problems in the Curia, the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church. Documents taken last year by the former butler of Benedict leaked, showed that there was a power struggle going on. The position of Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the second man in the Vatican, is controversial.

Benedict has three cardinals draw up a report on the problems that remained secret.Francis has said that he wants to study carefully before he takes action. Until this date, the presidents of the congregations (departments) in function.

The originating from Argentina Pope called on the evening of his election already with Benedict.

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