A Catholic, who was in favor of Benedict XVI, recently decided to look up what pope emeritus means and learned that it meant that the pope retired from his position and keeps the title of pope only because it was the last office he held. So, the Catholic changed their view that Francis is pope.
Emeritus: in its current usage, is an adjective used to designate a retired chairperson, professor, pastor, bishop, pope, director, president, prime minister, rabbi, emperor, or other person who has been "permitted to retain as an honorary title the rank of the last office held".
"The inner life of another that is known to God alone becomes to a much less degree open to us through friendship. It partially fills the desire of our incomplete, lonely hearts for completeness in another. Friendship brings out the best in a person through forgetfulness of self." - St. Thomas Aquinas