Pope finishes third volume on Jesus of Nazareth
Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI.

.- The Holy See's Press Office announced on Aug. 2 that Pope Benedict XVI has finished the third volume of his work on Jesus of Nazareth, which focuses on the infancy of Christ.

Pope Benedict completed the text while on vacation at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo outside of Rome.

According to the press office, the original German version is now being translated into diverse languages, and publication of the book is expected to come once all the major language versions have been completed.

The new volume is the continuation of “Jesus of Nazareth,” published in 2007, and “Jesus of Nazareth – From the Entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection,” published in 2011.  

Both books were published in seven languages and electronically, with more than one million copies sold.

In addition to finishing his book, the Pope is also preparing the speeches for his apostolic trip to Lebanon – taking place Sept. 14-16 – for the signing of the post-synod Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops.

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said yesterday during Mass at the parish of Introd in Valle d’Aosta, where he is resting for a few days, that after the publication of the book on Jesus, “an encyclical may perhaps be coming,” which would be the Pope's fourth.

Benedict XVI is also writing his speeches for the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the opening of the Year of Faith, which will take place on Oct. 11.

Tags: Pope Benedict

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 23, 2014

Wednesday within the Octa ve of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Acts 3:1-10
Gospel:: Lk 24:13-35

Saint of the Day

St. Adalbert of Prague »


Homily of the Day

Mt 28:8-15


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: