If you had climbed the steep path to the Mater Ecclesiae convent in the Vatican Gardens in May of 2006, chances are you would have encountered Benedict XVI, shod not in the red slippers of a pope, but the sandals of a monk. Peter Seewald did just that and the results of his interviews with Pope Benedict are presented in Benedict XVI
Peter Seewald organizes his interviews into three parts. Part One of this last testament describes Benedict's life in Mater Ecclesiae and his resignation from the papacy. Part Two explores his personal biography. Part Three is a discussion of his papacy. Benedict discusses a wide range of controversies - everything from the "Vatileaks" to the gay lobby and the sex scandal. He regards Pope Francis with great warmth, and he shares insights on the papacy, the faith and the church.
- Last Testament in His Own Words - Revised 2017
- Author: Pope Benedict XVI and Peter Seewald
- Binding: Paperback
- 255 Pages
- ISBN: 9781472944672
- 5-1/4” x 3/4” x 7-1/2"