Retired Pope Benedict XVI links “homosexual marriage” to the “spiritual power of the Anti-Christ” in a new authorized biography published in Germany.
“One hundred years ago, everybody would have considered it to be absurd to speak of a homosexual marriage,” the pope emeritus said, according to press reviews of the new book. “Today, one is being excommunicated by society if one opposes it.”
The new biography, “Benedict XVI — A Life,” is written by Peter Seewald and set to be published in English in November.
In January, Benedict requested that his name be removed as co-author from a book by conservative Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah defending priestly celibacy.
The 93-year-old former pontiff retired in 2013.
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