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Benedict To Sarah: “The Text Can Be Published In the Form You Have Foreseen”

Cardinal Robert Sarah has refuted ”attacks” and “defamations” claiming that former Benedict XVI "has not" co-authored their common book on celibacy.

Sarah published three letters signed by Benedict XVI (Twitter: Transcript).

In his first September 20 letter Benedict says that he was asked by Sarah to write a text on celibacy. He says that he has started to write reflections on the priesthood, promising to transmit a text with particular emphasis on celibacy, and allowing Sarah to use this text.

The second October 12 letter conveys Benedict’s text and, again, allows Sarah to use it.

The third November 25 letter approves and praises a manuscript sent by Sarah. Benedict XVI thanks for the elaboration done on his contribution,

“For my part, the text can be published in the form you have in mind.”

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The Unrepentant Revolutionary www.linkedin.com/pulse/unrepentant-rev… Today, when many conservatives believe that Benedict XVI has became a strong advocate of Church tradition, the question is more opportune than ever. Did he abjure his previous Progressivism? I think the record will show, that in deed, word, and devotion Joseph Ratzinger was and is and will likely die an heresiarch and inveterate revolutionary.
I'm surprised his critics haven't taken the obvious route and claim the signatures are forgeries.
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Cardinal Sarah we catholics that believe in Faith, true doctrine are with you ,those clergy that want to get married should move to the protestant church ,or repent and do the will of God ,not of the world material life ,we the "SHEEP" can not the follow false sheppards .
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They still are trying to spin it. Now they're splitting hairs over the content of the letters trying to keep the dream alive.
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Automatic translation of Benedict's letters

Benedictus XVI
Papa emeritus


Vatican City
20 September 2019

To His Eminence Rev.
Mr. Card. Robert SARAH
Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments

00120 Vatican City

Dear Eminence,

Thank you for your letter of September 5 and your prayer for the priesthood in these difficult times!

Before your letter, …More
Automatic translation of Benedict's letters

Benedictus XVI
Papa emeritus


Vatican City
20 September 2019

To His Eminence Rev.
Mr. Card. Robert SARAH
Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments

00120 Vatican City

Dear Eminence,

Thank you for your letter of September 5 and your prayer for the priesthood in these difficult times!

Before your letter, I had already begun to write some reflections on the priesthood.

But as I was writing I felt more and more that my strengths no longer allowed me to write a theological text.

Then came His letter with the unexpected question of a text about the priesthood with particular attention to celibacy. So I resumed my work and will transmit the text to you when it is translated from German into Italian. I leave it to you if this note, whose insufficiency I feel strongly, may be of some use.

Following your question I impart my apostolic blessing to you, your collaborators and your loved ones.

Yours in the Lord
Benedict XVI

Benedictus XVI
Papa emeritus


Vatican City
12 October 2019

To His Eminence Rev.
Mr. Card. Robert SARAH
Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments

00120 Vatican City

Dear Eminence,

I can finally convey my thoughts on the Priesthood. I leave it to you if you find any use in my poor thoughts.

I greet you cordially, grateful for your service to the Holy Church,

Benedictus XVI
Papa emeritus


Vatican City
25 November 2019

To His Eminence Rev.
Mr. Card. Robert SARAH
Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship
and the Discipline of the Sacraments

00120 Vatican City

Dear Eminence,

From the bottom of my heart I would like to say thank you for the tense added to my contribution and for all the elaboration you have done. It touched me as deeply as you understood my last intentions: I had actually written 7 pages of methodological clarification of my text and I am really happy to say that you were able to say the essential in half a page. So I do not see a need to send you the 7 pages, since you have expressed the essentials in half a page.

For my part, the text can be published in the form that you have foreseen.

I am happy to see you before your departure to your homeland and to express my best wishes for your double jubilee.

Thank you also for the three volumes of your dialogue with Monsieur Diat!

In communion of prayer

Yours in the Lord

Benedict XVI
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