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Benedict XVI’s remarks on Aids and condoms in his book-length interview Light of the World (full excerpt and full text of Vatican clarification) have attracted comment from John Allen, Damian Thompson, Archbishop Charles Chaput, Jack Valero, Janet Smith, Lisa Graas, Austen Ivereigh, Thomas Peters, John Thavis, Elizabeth Scalia, Amy Welborn, Jimmy Akin, Stephen Bates, Jeff Miller, Andrew Brown and Fr James Martin SJ.

In the new book, which is officially released on Tuesday, the Pope also addresses the Williamson affair, Communion in the hand, how he felt when he became Pope, whether John Paul II wanted him to be his successor, whether he would ever resign, banning burkas and Pius XII.

Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St Pius X, has ordered Bishop Richard Williamson to dismiss his Far Right lawyer or face expulsion from the SSPX.

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During yesterday’s Angelus, on the Feast of Christ the King, the Pope said that “on the Cross, Jesus is the ‘height’ of God who is Love” (video).

On Saturday, Benedict XVI created 24 new cardinals, telling them that authority means service (video).

Bishop Alan Hopes has given an interview to BBC Radio 4 about the Ordinariate in England and Wales.

And Vatican Radio reveals which cardinal has been assigned Blessed John Henry Newman’s titular church in Rome.

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