"At this moment, my relationship with Benedict XVI is quite open; it is a relationship of trust but not of political change.
Many people think that is there a shift in power from Opus Dei to the Society of Jesus.I don’t think so. This pope is very discerning, and he moves on personal choice, with all the risk but also with all the limitations that this brings. This isn’t a choice for the Society of Jesus; instead, it is a choice for Father Federico Lombardi [the Vatican’s press director], whom he trusts, and for Father Luis Ladaria [the secretary of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith], whom he trusts. Therefore, we continue to have an open dialogue and to be in a relationship that is the best. We should neither be too close nor too distant. We belong to the Church. We are a part of it."