John Paul II: My Beloved Predecessor

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Pauline Books & Media, 2007 - 121 pages
This collection of texts by Benedict XVI, composed both before and after his election to the pontificate, is a testimony to his close relationship with John Paul II, born over a quarter of a century of close collaboration by two of the most important religious figures of the new millennium. The twelve featured selections include Ratzinger s tribute to John Paul II on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of his pontificate, as well as the moving homily delivered by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the funeral Mass of "our late beloved Pope John Paul II." A special full-color photo insert is also included.

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Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, was born on April 16, 1927 in Germany and grew up in the small village of Traunstein. He studied at the Higher School of Philosophy and Theology of Freising and at the University of Munich from 1946 to 1951. He received his priestly ordination and in 1953 earned a doctorate in theology.

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