Catholic priest celibacy: Former Pope Benedict defends it in book

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    Pope Francis is considering easing some restrictions on celibacy

    But retired Pope Benedict has rushed to its defence in his new book, underscoring the divisions between the Catholicism’s progressive and conservative fronts.

    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London.

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