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LAST TESTAMENT:IN HIS OWN WORDS (H/B)

By Benedict XVI
Product Code: 112705 ISBN No:9781472944672 In Stock
Format:  Hardback
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 3 Nov 2016
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Since retiring from the papacy in 2013, the first pope in 750 years to do so, Pope Benedict has lived quietly in a convent in the Vatican gardens in Rome. He has devoted himself to a life of prayer and study and has vowed to remain silent, until now. Much controversy still surrounds Pope Benedict's time in office. In this book, written with bestselling German author Peter Seewald, he addresses the issues of his papacy and reveals how, at his late age, governing and reforming the Church was beyond him. Last Testament is also an autobiography, recalling Pope Benedict's childhood in Germany under Nazism, his early development as a priest, and eventually his appointment as Archbishop of Munich. After becoming pope, his account deals with the controversies that rocked the Catholic world, how he enraged Muslims with his Regensburg speech, what he did and did not do to stamp out the clerical sexual abuse of children, the Vatileaks scandal and how he broke up a gay cabal within the Vatican itself.

 

 

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