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Rule of Benedict : Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, one year into his papacy

The Rule of Benedict: Pope Benedict XVI and His Battle with the Modern World is portrait of Pope Benedict the 16th one year into his papacy. With the eye of a Vatican insider, journalist David Gibson offers an assessment of Benedict's pontificate, including the how and why of the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Gibson argues that Benedict is a catechist, a teacher patiently explaining the basics of Christianity to the fold. Benedict prefers old-fashioned piety and orthodoxy as the answer to modernity. The Rule of Benedict discusses in detail the most important issues facing the one-billion-member Catholic Church. The author worked in Rome for Vatican Radio and traveled regularly with Pope John Paul II. He has also produced documentaries on Christianity for CNN.

September 22, 2006 - FeedSee