Vatican City, Oct 6, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls revealed Wednesday during the Frankfurt Book Fair the latest title from Pope John Paul II, "Memory and Identity: Conversations Between Millenniums.”
The book, according to Navarro-Valls, is based on the transcribed and translated conversations of the Pontiff with two Polish philosopher friends, Krzysztof Michalski, a political philosopher at the Institute of Human Science in Vienna, Austria; and the late Rev. Jozef Tishner, during the summer of 1993 at his summer residence, Castelgandolfo.
The book's question-and-answer format takes a look at Europe over the last 100 years, seeking to identify the "roots of evil" such as the rise of Communism, Fascism, and Nazism. It also tackles major issues such as the relationship between church and state.
During the book's presentation, which will be published by the Italian Publisher Rizzoli in early 2005, the Vatican spokesman released one of the book's chapters.