Pope Benedict has just released a new book about Jesus Christ.
It's appropriate that he released it now--just before Christmas--because it deals with the birth of Jesus.
It's called Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.
Here are 9 things you should know about it . . .
1. Why did Pope Benedict write this book?
Originally, before he was elected pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wanted to retire and write a book about his own personal views on Jesus Christ, as he is presented in the gospels. He read many books like this when he was younger, and now he wanted to write his own to help people grow closer to Jesus.
He had even begun working on it in the summer holidays he had...READ MORE