Sarah Contradicts Gänswein: “The Complete Manuscript Was Approved”
The first recalls how it came about (Italian and French press statement).
The second statement confirms that the book, originally presented as being co-written with Benedict XVI, will now be attributed to Sarah alone but “with a contribution of Benedict XVI.”
Sarah does not answer Archbishop Gänswein's claim that Benedict didn't mean to coauthor the book.
However, he says in the first statement, that he proposed Benedict XVI in October to publish a book together.
On November 19, Sarah sent the complete manuscript to Benedict, including the cover, and the common introduction and conclusion.
Benedict XVI replied, “For my part, the text [of the book] can be published in the form you have in mind.”
On December 3, Sarah visited Benedict thanking him for the great trust. He told Benedict that the book would be printed over Christmas and published on January 15.
However, Archbishop Gänswein [who is more likely a liar than Sarah] contradicted this version in front of KathPress.at.
He claimed that Benedict “had not been informed about the actual form and presentation of the planned book”.
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