“Our faith is well founded; but it is necessary that this faith become part of our lives. A great effort must therefore be made in order for all Christians to transform themselves into 'witnesses,' ready and able to shoulder the commitment of testifying - always and to everyone - to the hope that animates them.” Pope Benedict XVI
Mr. Binelli's Rolling Stone article on Pope Francis is nauseating. In it he says that "Benedict was a dour academic." Mr. Binelli does not have a clue - about our Holy Father Benedict and about our Catholic faith. Pope Benedict is a brilliant scholar, a holy man. Take the time to read through his writings. You can find all writings from his papacy here.
God bless Benedict, a gem, one of the finest Holy Father's in history.