November 5, 2010.
After sitting down with Benedict XVI in a week long, one on one interview, Peter Seewald is coming out with a new book about his discussions with the Pope.
The two have held similar meetings before Benedict became Pope, which later became the best-sellers “Salt of the Earth” and “God and the World”. In his new book “Light of the World, the Pope, the Church and the Signs
of the Times,” Seewald took the opportunity to put forth hard-hitting
questions about sex abuse, a possible cover up in the Church, and
whether Benedict had ever considered resigning.
The interview also covers the topics of celibacy, women priests, same-sex relationships, and if the Pope can really speak for Jesus Christ.
The book will be released on November 24 in eight languages with a launch site at the Vatican. According to Seewald, this book marks the first personal interview a Pope has done in the history of the Church.