LOS ANGELES — As Benedict XVI celebrates his 86th birthday on April 16, the author of a new book on the legacy of the retired pope says his humility largely inspired the work.
“I was ... fond of Benedict because he was a truly humble man,” Charles Coulombe, author of The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI, told Catholic News Agency April 15.
“He was kind of shy and retiring, but he was willing to re-invigorate the trappings of the papacy, not for his own benefit, but for that of the office. And that’s true humility.”
The book, released in March, discusses the Church and the office of the papacy, gives a biographical sketch of Benedict’s life and addresses the reforms which the Pope...READ MORE