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Did St. Augustine retract his beliefs in the Catholic faith at the end of his life?

Question:

I heard a Presbyterian minister claim that although Augustine was a Catholic most of his life, and although he believed and taught Catholic doctrines such as original sin, the sacrifice of the Mass, the priesthood, purgatory, and infant baptism, near the end of his life he recanted of these beliefs and wrote a book entitled Retractions, in which he repudiated much of his earlier Catholic views. Is there any truth to this?

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