Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in his book, Che Cos’é Il Christianesimo (What is Christianity?) released after his dead shares a glimpse on how the roman catholic church has fallen.
The 190 page contains 16 contributions, four of which were previously unpublished.
In the new book published in Italy, the late pontiff warns of a “radical manipulation of human beings” and “the distortion of the sexes by gender ideology” in the name of tolerance.
Rejecting the argument of a German theologian about monotheism being linked to intolerance, Benedict counters that “the authentic counterweight to every form of intolerance” is, in fact, Christ crucified.
Apart from his reflection on monotheism and modern intolerance against Christianity, the texts cover several other theological topics, from intercommunion to the reform of the liturgy and the Church’s dialogue with Islam.
Several of these issues have triggered vehement responses from German bishops and theologians and put the Church in Germany at odds with the Vatican — and the late pontiff.
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“The vocational training of the next generation of priests is under attack”, the late pontiff – who passed away Dec 31 aged 95 – warns in his book ‘What is Christianity?’.
The existence of “homosexual clubs” is particularly prevalent in the US, Benedict notes in his book, claiming that “some bishops allow trainee priests to watch pornographic films as an outlet for their sexual urges”.
Released posthumously as instructed, it is the latest in a slew of critical literature by conservative Vatican officials regarding Francis’ decade-long papacy.
The late pontif decided to call Christians to defend against the errors of modern days introduced into the faith,
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