Weekly column from Spain: Press shows Pope is still very powerful

06-01-2023

Christian Life

Jorge Ruiz Ortiz, CNE.news

Catholic believers over the whole world were connected to the funeral of former Pope Benedict. This picture is taken in Bogota, Colombia. Photo AFP, Raul Arboleda

Spanish journalists use the word “emeritus” quite often the last ten years. Even common people on the streets do this nowadays. They did not do so in the past. Two people are responsible for this: King Juan Carlos I and Joseph Ratzinger.