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Retired Pope Benedict XVI's shadow in Vatican spotlight

16.1.2020

Retired Pope Benedict XVI's shadow in Vatican spotlight

This week, Benedict's contribution to a book on celibacy was seen as a strategic attempt to undermine his successor Pope Francis and boost the cause of a combative ultra-conservative wing of the Church.

"The publication of views on controverted issues, when offered by a man who insists that he too still deserves the title 'pope' (albeit pope emeritus), who continues to wear papal garb and who still resides in the Vatican, is deeply problematic," Gaillardetz said.

"If he continues to go against the reigning pope, he could become an anti-pope."

"It seems likely some prelates opposed to Francis have sought to hide their plots in the mantle of the emeritus," said Massimo Faggioli, theology professor at Villanova University.

"Benedict's interventions over the past year have raised questions regarding whether, given his own infirmity... he is being manipulated by persons eager to undermine the current papacy, even if Benedict himself is not," Gaillardetz said.

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Retired Pope distances himself from book seen as undercutting Pope Francis on celibacyThe book, titled 'From the Depths of Our Hearts,' argues in favor of the centuries-old tradition of priestly celibacy within the church, defending the ability to 'put oneself completely at the disposition of the Lord' as a criterion for those wishing to be ordained.

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