We Have A Pope! - Benedict XVI
By Matthew Bunson.
"After the great John Paul II, the cardinals elected me, a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord."
With those gentle words, Pope Benedict XVI greeted the faithful of Rome and the world as the Church’s 265th pope.
In selecting Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to lead the Church, the cardinals chose a man they had known well for many years, but one who remained relatively unknown to most of the world’s Catholics.
Now, noted Catholic author and historian Mathew E. Bunson, D.Min., provides a detailed portrait of Benedict XVI, introducing Catholics to a man of powerful intellect and confident faith.
It is also unique and informative about who was specifically in the "running" for the 265th election as Pope, with names and information about each and the process of the election. Also, there is a time line of Pope Benedict's life and what was happening in the world at that time. There are 17 pages of wonderful pictures of this Pope.
You can read in his own words why he chose the name Benedict, how he met John Paul II and why that Pope chose Cardinal Ratzinger to be Prefect of the Congregation for the Faith (for the next 24 years the cardinal had the tough job of dealing with the problems of the Church). Read about Benedict during the Nazi years, about this incredible theologian, writer, his contribution to the Second Vatican Council, and his faithfulness to the Church even against Marxism. You will want this for your permanent library. Softcover, 238 pages.