Francis gave an book length interview to an Argentinian journalist. He said, apparently, “I will be pope, either active or emeritus, and in Rome. I will not return to Argentina.”
Francis is a high-risk candidate for COVID.
Note the openness to being “emeritus”.
Meanwhile, at Corriere della sera, the Pope now considered “emeritus”, gave a short interview. English account at CNA gives a brief summary of scrambled, incoherent piece at Corriere. At some point in the interview Benedict must have said the piece’s opening line, “Non ci sono deu Papi. Il Papa e uno solo… (ellipsis in the original)”, that is, “There are not two Popes. The Pope is one only….” What was in the ellipsis?
Benedict seem to have stood by his decision to resign. “Credo di avere fatto bene”, which is a little ambiguous. It can mean, “I think I did well (to have done it)” or “(I think I did it (the resignation) well”, although for the latter, I would have said, “Credo di averlo fatto bene”. But maybe he did say that. The reporter says that Benedict’s voice was veil thin, came and went, and that Gänswein sometime repeated/interpreted.