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The letter from Benedict has become the focus of attention. No one now cares about the books

Benedict XVI expressed concern that a liberal German theologian was among the authors in the series on the theology of Pope Francis

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In the hidden passage, Benedict declined to write about Pope Francis’s theology

The Pope Emeritus said he did not have time to read a collection of volumes on Pope Francis’s theology

The Pope Emeritus praised his successor as a man of profound theological formation

Pope Benedict’s decision shocked the world. But was it the right thing to do?

A German magazine quoted the Pope Emeritus’s brother as saying Benedict had a degenerative disease

In a new letter, the Pope Emeritus speaks of his declining strength but says he is surrounded by ‘love and goodness’

The Benedict experiment

Five years on, his resignation is still shocking