The Pope is currently working on third part of “Jesus of Nazareth”

The Vatican Insider reports that Benedict XVI is working on the third volume of his Jesus of Nazareth books whie he is vacationing at Castel Gandolfo:

The Pope arrived just last Tuesday at Castel Gandolfo, the beautiful town south-east of Rome where he usually spends a period of summer rest. But much of his time is going to be spent studying, praying and writing: “The Pope has started working on his book on Jesus again,” Benedict XVI’s spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi said in a briefing recently.

Ratzinger has already published two books on “Jesus of Nazareth” and is now preparing a third on Jesus’ childhood.  

Lombardi said finishing work on his book “is one of [Benedict XVI’s] primary objectives.” But over the next few weeks of holidays, the Pope is also aiming to work on the “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Middle East” as well as “prepare the speeches for his upcoming trip to Lebanon.”

The Holy Father is also reported to be “reflecting” on the upcoming Year of Faith.


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