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Retired pope distances involvement in priest celibacy book

Jan 14, 2020 - Associated Press
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VATICAN CITY (AP) - A longtime aide distanced Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI from a new book on priestly celibacy Tuesday and asked that Benedict be removed as co-author after the project gave the impression the retired pope was trying to interfere with the reigning one.

Benedict's longtime secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, told Italian and German media there had been a "misunderstanding" with the other co-author and that Benedict never intended to have his name on the book, "From the Dep...