Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait

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Ignatius Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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In the person of Benedict XVI, the Church has a Pope who is one of the most significant of Europe's intellectuals. The journalist Peter Seewald, who has known Ratzinger since 1992, conducted the "longest interviews in Church history" with him, for two books which were best-sellers world-wide, Salt of the Earth, and God and the World.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
PART
11
Rome Saint Peters Square
13
Papal Transition
25
Providence
33
Popes Do Not Come Down from Heaven
43
Conclave
51
Habemus Papam
60
His Opponents
103
His Childhood
121
The Meeting
139
PART THREE
155
Papa Ratzi
157
The Youth of a Pope
167
The Priest
180
The Fight for Rome
195

PART
69
A Task
71
The Rebel
82
His Companions
92
The Prefect
208
God and the World
221
The Hour of Jesus
241
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