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Feedsee Religion : 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.