...Retired Pope Benedict XVI is releasing a book on priestly celibacy Feb. 20.
...Retired Pope Benedict XVI stepped back into the public eye Sunday with an "Unprecedented" book affirming priestly celibacy.
...The book comes as bishops within the Catholic Church push Francis to consider allowing priests to marry.
...The Vatican's editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, wrote an editorial Monday attempting to align Benedict's book with Francis, saying the book is just a contribution and was written in obedience to Francis.
..."Why some folks choose to interpret the new book by Pope Emeritus Benedict and Cardinal Sarah in anti-Pope Francis ways speaks volumes," he tweeted Sunday.
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