‘As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven…’
Had the ‘Letter on Christian Hope’ been the only thing Benedict XVI wrote after nine years of being pope, it would have been worth it.
Father Raymond de Souza has interviewed both Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal George Pell of Australia. This week on Register Radio, Father de Souza talks with Jeanette DeMelo and Matthew Bunson on the legacy of Benedict and his long friendship with Cardinal Pell.
Benedict XVI saw as his principal task to lead us to God. More than anything, he sought to lead us to God through prayer.
There’s no known date for when the highly anticipated book by Benedict XVI’s longtime personal secretary will be published in English — and at least one American publisher has already passed.
ANALYSIS: The book, which offers insights into Pope Benedict XVI through the eyes of a direct witness, should be understood as a memorial, not an indictment.
COMMENTARY: The death and funeral observances also offered rather remarkable symmetries that echoed aspects of Benedict’s life.