Get a life: Former pope continues to bang anti-gay marriage drum

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Get a life: Former pope continues to bang anti-gay marriage drum

The 93-year-old, whose biography was released on Monday, has accused his critics of trying to ‘silence’ him

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Traditionalist former pope Benedict XVI has accused his opponents of wanting to “silence” him for attacking gay marriage in a new authorised biography published on Monday in Germany.

The 93-year-old, whose original name is Joseph Ratzinger, says in Benedict XVI — A Life that he has fallen victim to a “malignant distortion of reality” in reaction to his interventions in theological debates, according to passages published by German media and news agency DPA.

“The spectacle of reactions coming from German theology is so misguided and ill-willed that I would prefer not to speak of it,” he said...

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