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Benedict XVI Last Testament: In His Own Words

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  • Benedict XVI Last Testament: In His Own Words
  • The story of the first Pope to resign in over 700 years
  • A deeply personal encounter with Pope Benedict
  • Tells the truth about this unique pope
Pope Benedict made history by being the first Pope in over 700 years to resign from office. The Catholic Church the world over was stunned. 
 
Last Testament is nearest to an autobiography from the shy and private man who has remained “hidden to the world” in a former convent in the Vatican gardens. He breaks his silence on issues such as:
 
  • The “Vatileaks” case in which his butler leaked some of his personal letters that alleged corruption and scandal in the Vatican (the butler remains in jail)
  • The presence of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican and how he dismantled it
  • His alleged Nazi upbringing
  • His attempts at cleaning up the “dirt in the church” (clerical sexual abuse)
  • The mysterious private secretary “Gorgeous George”
On a more personal level he writes with great warmth of his successor Pope Francis, who he admits has a popular touch, a star quality which he has lacked. Much controversy still surrounds Pope Benedict`s Papacy--in this book he addresses these controversies and reveals how at his late age, governing and reforming the Papacy and particularly the Vatican, was beyond him.
 
Pope Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013. He was elected pope on April 19, 2005, was inaugurated on April 24, 2005 and resigned from the office on February 28, 2013.
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.2 x 8.3"

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  • 5 Jan 23rd 2018
    Benedict XVI. His Last Testament

    Never read a book with an interview. Really enjoyed this book, finding out who our Pope Benedict XVI really is about and his life before the priesthood. Peter Seewald did a great job of asking the right and respectful questions also.

    Angela Rios

  • 5 Jan 22nd 2018
    Benedict XVI Last Testament

    This book truly reveals who Pope Benedict really was. How he influenced Vatican II and his closeness to JP2. It also clarifies why he stepped down as Pope. This is a must read for all who long to understand how are church survived the last decade due to his deep understanding of our faith.

    Wayne Bethoney

  • 5 Feb 1st 2017
    Pope Benedict XVI

    I never knew the man. I always wondered why he resigned. After reading this book I got a better insight about Pope Benedict. I found out who he was, what his thoughts were, from his owb words. I got a better understanding and admiration for Pope Benedict than I ever had.

    Tony

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