Pope Francis embraces Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2013. File photo: Reuters

Vatican bows to pressure as ‘Lettergate’ scandal turns into a public relations fiasco

The so-called ‘Lettergate’ scandal embarrassed the Vatican’s communications operations and fuelled the growing chasm between supporters of Pope Francis’ pastoral-focused papacy and conservatives who long for the doctrine-minded tenure of predecessor Benedict

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Pope Francis embraces Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2013. File photo: Reuters
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