|Celebrated German Catholic professor|
Pope Benedict thought so highly of Spaemann he dedicated one of his books to him. This is a highly respected man with access to at least two popes, who apparently still maintains contacts in the Vatican. His relationship with Pope Francis has not been so cozy, however.
Last year, in an article in the magazine Herder Correspondence -- the same publisher of the Tarot book -- the 87 year-old Spaemann cuts loose on Pope Francis. You can read about it at Life Site News. He talks about the perils of the Synod on the Family, the dangers of splitting teachings from practice, and the chaos at the Vatican.