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Last Testament has much to delight Benedict’s admirers, but on one crucial point it leaves me uneasy

Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s family plan to transfer the sainthood candidate’s remains from New York to Peoria

In these extracts from his new book-length interview, the Pope Emeritus reflects on his ‘guillotine’ election, his achievements as Pope and his tendency to ‘think too much’

Cardinal Willem Eijk said an encyclical may be necessary to counter the idea that gender can be determined by personal choice

Sally Read explains why she thinks the Mass is a beautiful poem

Bishop Thomas Olmsted said conscience must be formed in accordance with ‘God’s word and the authoritative teaching of the Church’

Whose legacy will last longer?

Benedict XVI favoured a slow, step-by-step approach to reform, while Francis prefers sweeping initiatives that advance quickly

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was ‘more of a professor’ while Francis was a ‘man of practical reform’

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio