Pope Benedict XVI: March 2011 Archives
Pope Benedict's book, Jesus of Nazareth, volume 2, internationally released on March 10 with 1.2 million copies in 8 languages.
Father Joseph Fessio says that "It's clear that what interests the Holy Father is helping people to know and love someone whom he knows and loves. But he does this as a scholar. This book is a bright star in the constellation of books about Jesus." Astute readers consider Jesus of Nazareth to be a complex, clear with a breadth of learning of learning having a depth of theological insight. Volume 1 was the same.
I finally picked up my copy at a local monastery bookstore and giving it some time today. It is a satisfying read already. In the meantime, I just read a former professor of mine's review of Benedict's new book in an essay "Benedict's Passion."
The Pope reminds us to broaden our awareness of other Christians in the world. Here we remember those Christians in Latin America and persecuted Christians. The second intention is most poignant given recent acts of violence on the many of the Eastern Churches.
The general intention
That the nations of Latin America may walk in fidelity to the Gospel and progress in justice and peace.
The missionary intention
That the Holy Spirit may give light and strength to those in many regions of the world who are persecuted and discriminated against because of the gospel.