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Pope Francis to Pope Benedict: "We are brothers"

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pope Francis flew to the papal summer retreat south of Rome on Saturday (March 23) to visit his predecessor Benedict, who resigned last month. Francis, who was elected on March 13, arrived by helicopter at the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo for a meeting and lunch with Benedict, who has been living here since he abdicated on February 28. Footage released by the Vatican showed the two men, both dressed in nearly identical white clerical garb, including white skull caps, embracing shortly after the helicopter landed at the large estate. As they got into the car to take them to the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis took the right-hand seat, traditionally reserved for the pope, while pope emeritus Benedict took the left-hand seat. The pontiff and Benedict later prayed together in a chapel and held 45 minutes of private talks ahead of a lunch. In the chapel, the pope emeritus offered the place of honor, a kneeler

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