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What sort of Pope is Benedict XVI?

There have been controversies over his views on Jews and Muslims, continuing questions over matters relating to church teaching on sex, and the paedophilia scandals.

Ahead of next week's Papal visit to Britain, Peter Marshall considers what sort of Pope Benedict XVI is and what sort of 21st century church he leads.


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