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March 23, 2013

Pope Francis tells Benedict: ’We’re brothers’

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy —

While there is a difference in style, there is a “radical” convergence in their spirituality, according to Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit magazine whose articles are approved by the Vatican before publication.

“They are two figures of the highest spirituality, whose relationship with life is completely anchored in God,” the magazine wrote. “This radicalness is shown in Pope Benedict’s shy and kind bearing, and in Pope Francis it is revealed by his immediate sweetness and spontaneity.”

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