…This short interview with Msgr. Alfred Xuereb is something fun to read. He has served as secretary to the last three popes. Perhaps if you’ve read this blog for a little while, you’ll recall that I wrote to Msgr. Xuereb in connection with our last pilgrimage to Rome, and received a response from him. Apparently his short tenure working for Pope Francis was sufficiently impressive that the Holy Father recently appointed him as secretary-general of the new Secretariat of the Economy, headed by George Cardinal Pell.
My favorite quote from the interview: “He [Benedict] repeated twice to me: ‘You will go with the new Pope.'”