From professorial pope, a lengthy paper trail

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Any book with an initial printing of 1.2 million copies in eight languages qualifies as a global publishing event, regardless of its author. But the release last week (March 10) of Pope Benedict XVI’s latest tome was especially remarkable. More to the point, “Jesus of Nazareth — Holy Week,” is the latest […]

  • Margaret

    Perhaps, the Holy Father should fully express his humility, humanity and scholarship, even as an ‘exercise of the magisterium’, as Vicar of Christ and with full authority as leader of our faith.

    I admire the Holy Father’s humility and his relative ‘innocence’ in relation to addressing the secular world. I think his remarks have been taken out of context and magnified by the self interest of reporters and various lobby groups.

    I love that he encourages Catholics to read, and to think and to become absorbed in the Holy Word. This is a beautiful thing, even if his observations may not always be politically correct! Nor was our Lord.

    Margaret Killin-deMello MSW