Vatican City, Nov 30, 2019 / 10:38 am
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sent a message to the International Theological Commission this week reflecting on the theological contributions of the commission that he led for nearly half of its 50-year history.
"Only humility can find the Truth, and the Truth in turn is the foundation of Love, from which ultimately everything depends," Benedict XVI wrote in a message read aloud to the International Theological Commission.
The pope emeritus expressed "gratitude for what has been accomplished in half a century" by the theological commission, "even with all the inadequacies of the human search."
Benedict XVI, then Joseph Ratzinger, served as president of the International Theological Commission from 1982-2005 as prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith under St. John Paul II.