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Monday, May 10, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 10 MAY 2010 (VIS) - "The definitive text of the second volume of the book 'Jesus of Nazareth' by His Holiness Benedict XVI was recently consigned to the publishers entrusted with its publication", says a note released today by the Holy See Press Office.

  "This second volume is dedicated to the Passion and the Resurrection, and starts where the first volume finished", says the note. "The German original was simultaneously consigned to Manuel Herder - the publisher editing the complete works ('Gesammelte Schriften') of Joseph Ratzinger - and to Fr. Giuseppe Costa, director of the Vatican Publishing House.

  "The latter, as the main publisher, will be responsible for the concession of rights, the publication of the Italian edition, and the delivery of the text to other publishers for translation into the various languages, which will be undertaken directly from the German original.

  "The hope is that the publication of the book in the major languages will come about contemporaneously. Yet this, however rapid, will still require various months, given the times necessary for an accurate translation of such an important and long-awaited text".
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  1. I thought there were already four volumes on Jesus of Nazareth: Matthew Mark Luke and John. Maybe the Pope should spend less time writing and more time purging the Church of men like Cardinal Hoyo who are contaminated with the taint of child rape.

  2. Thanks to our pope for his second part of Yet for many people a homily is needed after the reading of the Gospel. A figure like Jesus could be for many believers not enough placed in exposing from as much as possible view. The Pope writes books that are published; but there are other works which he undertakes that probably not (yet) have to be published ...(?) Let's be patient. If we trust in Jesus' words that the Holy Spirit will remember us everything He taught us, why should it not come to reality in the works of our Pope!


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