Pope Emeritus Benedict has kept a low profile since his retirement, but he has released a new and extremely interesting letter.
In it, he takes an Italian atheist scholar to task.
Here are 9 things to know and share . . .
1) Why did he write the letter?
Former Pope Benedict wrote his letter in response to Piergorgio Odifreddi, an Italian mathematician who is also an atheist—and sharply critical of the Faith.
Some time ago, Odifreddi published a book called A Word to You, Dear Pope (Italian, Caro papa ti scrivo), which was a reply to Benedict’s own Introduction to Christianity—one of his first major works.
Apparently, Benedict read Odifreddi’s work and was moved to reply...READ MORE