2 Popes Meet: 'We Are Brothers'
Pope Francis prays with Pope emeritus Benedict
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 23, 2013 9:41 AM CDT
In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome.   (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

(Newser) – It's a Catholic first: A sitting pope met with his predecessor today. Pope Francis traveled to Castel Gandalfo outside Rome to visit with Pope emeritus Benedict, reports the BBC. The AP says both men paid deference to other other. When they entered a chapel, for instance, Benedict directed Francis to the front row, but Francis insisted they pray side-by-side. "We are brothers," he said. The two met privately for 45 minutes, then had lunch. The Vatican didn't release any details about their discussion.



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donwine
Mar 23, 2013 8:14 PM CDT
They both wear white clothing but Amos 5:15 says: "Hate what is bad, and love what is good". Ps 34:14 says: Turn away from what is bad, and do what is good;" So if they are doing good - why keep their conversation sealed?
thirdimpact
Mar 23, 2013 6:49 PM CDT
I get this image of a montage of the two popes flying kites in a park, waterskiing, and then riding a bicycle for two.
Wrongdirection
Mar 23, 2013 4:33 PM CDT
Wow, I seen this article and the first thing that popped to mind was "Kane and Abel" OMG...