Vatican City, Jan 20, 2011 / 17:10 pm
Barring any problems at the publishers, the second volume of Pope Benedict XVI’s two-volume biblical study, “Jesus of Nazareth,” will be out during Lent.
Ignatius Press will publish the new book in the U.S. and is set to release it on March 10. The volume will concentrate on the period between Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to celebrate his final Passover and his resurrection from the dead.
The new book comes on the heels of the Pope’s successful book-length interview with German journalist Peter Seewald.
Released last November, "Light of the Word: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times" has sold nearly a million copies in less than two months, leading the Vatican's newspaper to call it a "qualititative" and "quantitative" success.