Getting to know God better through the thoughts of Pope Benedict XVI
Benedict XVIs speeches and audiences have been rightly praised for their spiritual depth and clarity of thought. This booklet gathers the most beautiful and striking parts of his teaching on our relationship with God and Gods response to us. These short paragraphs and quotations are ideal food for thought and an excellent introduction to the wisdom of a pope with a true gift for communicating Gods love.
This book is written by Pope Benedict XVI and has been compiled by the Catholic Truth Society.
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.