Benedict intends to live ‘hidden from the world’

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Addressing church leaders for one of the last times of his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI said Feb. 14 that he intends to live “hidden from the world” after he retires Feb. 28. But news that his closest aide will assist his successor raised the issue whether Benedict will continue to exert influence on the papacy even in retirement.

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