May 23, 2013
For electing him, Pope Francis tells cardinals: 'May God forgive you'
"May God forgive you," Bergoglio said to the cardinals at a dinner, raising loud laughter, according to the Vatican’s Spoeksman, Federico Lombardi.
Furthermore, he revealed that after being elected, the new Pontiff called Benedict XVI.
He added that Francis I is not expected to visit his antecessor who is secluded in the papal summer residence outside Rome. “He will but not within these days,” he explained.