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Pope Benedict wants his name removed from book about priestly celibacy

Jan 14, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's longtime aide is pushing to have the retired pontiff removed as co-author of a controversial book on priestly celibacy that many church-watchers saw as an effort to influence Pope Francis.

Benedict's aide, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, alleged that the retired pope never intended to have his name on the book - there had been a "misunderstanding" with the other co-author, Cardinal Robert Sarah.

But in a series of tweets and statements Tuesday, Sarah defended...