Rome, Italy, Nov 3, 2010 / 12:55 pm
The world will have a more complete idea of Pope Benedict XVI's thoughts on sexual abuse in the Church when his interview with the German journalist Peter Seewald is published in a month.
With his book “Light of the World: The Pope, The Church and the Signs of The Times” due for release on Nov. 24, Ignatius Press has released some of the questions Seewald posed to the Pope.
Seewald met with Pope Benedict XVI during his summer vacation at the pontifical villa at Castel Gandolfo the last week in July. Their discussions over the course of that time are presented in the volume which "tackles head-on some of the greatest issues facing the world of our time," according to the publishing company.
One of the most difficult issues facing the Church this year was the revelation of sexual abuse of children by clergy and religious in Europe. The book not only presents Pope Benedict's thoughts on sexual abuse but also gives his answer about whether he thought about resigning over the scandals.