After this week's Wednesday General Audience, the Holy Father was presented with the book, “Homilies. The Liturgical Year Narrated by Joseph Ratzinger, Pope,” edited by Italian Vatican analyst Sandro Magister. The new book is a collection of Benedict XVI's homilies spanning the First Sunday of Advent 2008 to November of this year.
Each homily is followed by the daily readings from that day as well as by commentary from the Holy Father.
Magister presented the book to the Holy Father, along with Emma Marcegaglia, president of Confindustria; Giancarlo Ceruitt, president of “Il Sole 24 ore,” and the director of L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian.
The group also informed the Pope of two other works in progress: four volumes relating to the Sistine Chapel, as well as a historic photo of the chapel during the restoration of 1904.