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Why did the relationship between Francis and Benedict worsen?

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The motu proprio “Traditionis Custodis” of the current Pope eliminated the decision made by Benedict in 2007 through the “Summorum Pontificum” with which he had rehabilitated the mass in Latin.

The decision, made in 2021, was based on “rebuild the unity of the ecclesial body in respect of the various liturgical sensibilitieswas used to increase distances, harden differences, build oppositions that hurt the Church and slow down its path, exposing it to the risk of divisions.

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The reopening of the masses in Latin carried out by Ratzinger sought reconciliation with the most conservative and traditionalist sectors of the church, which never supported the liturgical reform of 1970. 13 years later, Bergoglio backtracked and opened a hair consultation to all bishops of the world through the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).

In this way, it was decreed that whoever wants to celebrate a mass in Latin You must request permission from the bishop of the placeaccording to the guidelines of the Holy See.

100,000 faithful said goodbye to Benedict

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The coffin of Benedict XVIwho died last Saturday at the age of 95, was transported this Thursday at the end of the funeral presided over by Pope Francis inside the Basilica of Saint Peter for his burial.

The sober wooden coffin of Joseph Ratzinger left Saint Peter’s Square to the applause of the faithful and will be buried in the crypt where he rested John Paul II until his beatification in 2011date on which his coffin was transferred to a chapel in the basilica.

The coffin with the remains of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was transferred from Saint Peter’s Square, where it was exposed for the funeral mass, to the Vatican Grottoes, where it will be buried in the tomb that belonged to Saint John Paul II.

The coffin was carried by 12 “sediaries”, the bearers of the old Gestatory Chairs and more than 100,000 faithful in Saint Peter’s Square greeted with loud applause.

Source: Ambito

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