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Move follows the Pope’s comments about condoms in Light of the World

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues note entitled “On the trivialisation of sexuality”

Pope Benedict with Cardinal William Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at a meeting earlier this year (Photo: CNS)

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issues clarification about Benedict XVI’s remarks in Light of the World

Pro-life demonstrators walk through central Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

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A priest skims a copy of Light of the World, a book-length interview of Pope Benedict XVI conducted by the journalist Peter Seewald

They were not helped by the claims of some Catholics that Catholic teaching on sexuality was collapsing

Copies of Light of the World in a bookshop in Rome (Photo: PA)

But “dialogue” does not mean we have to water down what we know to be the truth

Pope Benedict XVI holds a copy of Light of the World with its author Peter Seewald, left, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Photo: PA)

Or should he have listened to Fr Lombardi?

Fr Joseph Fessio worked with the author Peter Seewald on the English translation of the book