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Francis Gets Thumbs up From Retired Pope as he Marks 5 Years

Pope Francis has received an unlikely anniversary gift from his predecessor. Retired Pope Benedict XVI has publicly dismissed as "foolish prejudice" those who say Francis has no theological heft and represents a rupture from his own papacy. The occasion was the release of a new volume of Vatican-curated books on "The Theology of Pope Francis," published as Francis marks his fifth anniversary Tuesday. Benedict wrote a letter welcoming the volume, saying it...

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