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Pope Benedict XVI.

What does Benedict XVI actually say in new book on priestly celibacy?

Jan 14, 2020

In his chapter in a new book on priestly celibacy, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says a historical understanding of the... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Ignatius Press to keep Benedict XVI listed as coauthor of new celibacy book

Jan 14, 2020

By JD Flynn

Amid still-unfolding controversy surrounding a new book on priestly celibacy, the book’s US publisher says it plans to continue identifying... Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010.

Archbishop Ganswein: Benedict XVI wrote text, but did not agree to be book's co-author

Jan 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the private secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said Tuesday the former pontiff was not informed he... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square Sept. 21, 2016.

Vatican: Pope Francis not in favor of optional priestly celibacy

Jan 13, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican spokesman said Monday that Pope Francis’ position on priestly celibacy is “known,” quoting the pontiff’s remarks in a... Read more

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Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sarah pen book on priesthood, celibacy, crisis

Jan 12, 2020

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a book on... Read more