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Retired Pope Reflects on Papacy, Francis

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn't his strong suit but says that he doesn't see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded in breaking up the Vatican's so-called "gay lobby." In the first book by a retired pope reflecting on his papacy, Benedict also says he was shocked, and initially uncertain, about the election of Pope Francis as his successor. But he said he immediately realized the significance of electing a Latin...

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