Vatican City, Jan 17, 2020 / 15:00 pm
Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From the Depths of Our Hearts," and insisted that there is no ill feeling between the two.
The book, presented as a co-authored work by the two, is subtitled "Priesthood, Celibacy, and the Crisis of the Catholic Church." Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's contributions have been the subject of controversy since the book was announced on Sunday, and conflicting statements on the extent of the pope emeritus's involvement in the project have been released over the last week.
Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, issued a series of statements via Twitter on Friday, saying that his meeting with the former pope went well.
"Because of the incessant, nauseating and deceptive controversies that have never stopped since the beginning of the week, concerning the book From the Depths of Our Hearts, I met Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI this evening," said Sarah.