"The Pope referred to Luther as the theologian who ''contributed in a substantial way to the radical change in the ecclesiastical and secular reality in the West.'' He continued: ''Our world still experiences his great impact on history.''In the interests of truth and fairness, it is incumbent upon us to be thorough and honest in our criticism of Pope Francis. This scandal did not begin with him and sadly, it does not appear that it will end with him.
Earlier today, at a celebration of the 65th anniversary of his ordination, Joseph Ratzinger who gave no sign of being incapable of still being Pope, said:
"His goodness from the first election day and in every moment of my life, I am struck. His goodness is the place where I live and I feel protected"