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In interview with Peter Seewald the Pope strongly affirms 1968 encyclical that ruled against use of contraception

Close papal aide dies in road accident

A member of the papal household has died in a car accident

Pope Benedict’s interview with Peter Seewald marks an important moment in the Holy Father’s ministry

But Benedict XVI says condoms are not a ‘moral solution’ to Aids  

In the words of Cardinal Ratzinger then, ‘what are the English bishops afraid of?’

In a wide-ranging and candid interview the Pope describes crisis as ‘a tremendous cloud of filth which darkens everything’

In fact, the Pope has merely confirmed what is already well established

The German author talks about his hugely anticipated book, Light of the World

Or should the priority instead be on holiness and authoritative teaching?

It’s time for reform. No pontificate can reach its full potential with an incompetent Vatican bureaucracy