Franciscan Community Director Comments on Pope’s Resignation

by Sister Julie Ann on February 13, 2013

Charlie Mathews,  Manitowoc, WI,  Herald Times Reporter Media,  recently interviewed Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Community Director Sister Louise Hembrecht regarding Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement of retirement on February 28, 2013. Here’s a brief segment of the coverage with a link to read more. Photo was taken by Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller.

Having met him a couple of times, Sister Louise Hembrecht said Monday Pope Benedict XVI is “a very personable man” and the community director of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity is scheduled to be in Rome on the very day his resignation takes effect.

About a dozen years ago, Hembrecht was in small group meetings with the pope when he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and was the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, as well as dean of the College of Cardinals.

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One thought on “Franciscan Community Director Comments on Pope’s Resignation”

  1. Thank you to Sister Louise for an insightful and common sense interview regarding the resignation of our Pope. Her leadership has helped our community remain true to our Franciscan heritage while prayerfully engaging in the contemporary world and culture.

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