The statement comes in a new authorized biography of Benedict by German journalist Peter Seewald. Titled Benedict XVI: The Biography: Volume One, it came out Monday in Germany, the former pope’s native country.
The quote is from an interview Benedict did with Seewald, his frequent collaborator, in 2018. “One hundred years ago, everybody would have considered it to be absurd to speak of a homosexual marriage. Today, one is being excommunicated by society if one opposes it,” he said, according to a translation published in PinkNews.
Even Cardinal Burke isn’t silent.