Rome Newsroom, Dec 31, 2022 / 13:54 pm
The Vatican published Benedict XVI’s spiritual testament on Saturday night in which the late pope underlined “the reasonableness of faith.”
“What I said before to my countrymen, I say now to all those in the Church who have been entrusted to my service: Stand firm in the faith! Do not let yourselves be confused,” the late Benedict XVI wrote, expressing the final thoughts he wished to share with the Church.
In the text released by the Vatican on Dec. 31 hours after his death, the late pope remarked that with each passing generation he saw how “out of the tangle of assumptions, the reasonableness of the faith emerged” again and again. He cited Marxism, existentialism, and other intellectual movements at odds with the Church and its teachings.
“Jesus Christ is truly the way, the truth, and the life — and the Church, with all its insufficiencies, is truly his body,” Benedict XVI said.