The Holy Fathers insights on this key figure in the early Church.
Pope Benedict turns his attention as a theologian and scripture scholar to one of the most important figures in the history of the Church. Reflecting on St Pauls life and times, his indefatigable missionary activity and the most important events of his life, the Holy Father then goes on to explore the most important themes and theologies of St Pauls writings including the incarnation, the cross, works, faith, and the sacraments.
The Holy Father, in proclaiming the current Year of St Paul, wished to encourage the faithful to know better this important figure in the early Church. With this volume you can discover more fully Pope Benedicts understanding of Pauls importance, and develop your own understanding in harmony with that of the Church.
Pope Benedict XVI - Joseph Ratzinger
Pope Benedict XVI (Latin: Benedictus PP. XVI; Italian: Benedetto XVI; German: Benedikt XVI.; born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927) is the 265th and reigning Pope, by virtue of his office of Bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and, as such, Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005, and took possession of his cathedral, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, on 7 May 2005. Pope Benedict XVI has both German and Vatican citizenship. He succeeded Pope John Paul II. Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was for over two decades The Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope John Paul II. He is the author of Spirit of the Liturgy, Salt of the Earth, Introduction to Christianity, God and the World, Milestones, Called to Communion, God Is Near Us.