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Pope Francis Speaks About Losing Benedict XVI: ‘I Lost a Dad’

LORPope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict embrace each other at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, June 30, 2015.

The 86-year-old pontiff called Benedict’s decision to live in Mater Ecclesiae a ‘good intermediate solution’ in the wide-ranging interview that also included remarks about the Church’s stance on homosexuality, the German Synodal Way — and his health.