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The Ratzinger revolution

His writings will one day inspire a generation to revolt against the West’s secular consensus

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’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/10/16

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A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Pope Emeritus responds to letter from Italian journalist

A year ago Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years. Here is Archbishop Leo Cushley’s moving eyewitness account of that day

Both Sophie and her fellow German Joseph Ratzinger were inspired by Newman’s writings on conscience

Even at Vatican II, he was regarded as ‘incendiary, superficial, and polemical’. The contrast with Pope Benedict XVI is stark

How I changed my mind about the Pope

Mark Dowd embarks on a personal quest to understand Pope Benedict XVI