Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he plans to use his nearly three-week-long vacation in the Italian mountains to write a new book and said he was also preparing a new encyclical.
Benedict spoke briefly to reporters as he arrived at a church-owned villa in Lorenzago di Cadore, in the mountains near Italy's border with Austria. He said he hopes to work on the second volume of the book "Jesus of Nazareth." The first volume was published earlier this year.
"It's in God's hands," he said. "I hope to write some pages here."
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Pope Writing New Book and New Encyclical
The Pope is busy. Over the past few days we saw the release of the long-awaited Motu Proprio on the Mass of Bl. John XXIII and a new document from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which supplies official interpretation to Lumen Gentium. In addition, the Pope announced to reporters on Monday that he will be spending his summer vacation writing volume two of Jesus of Nazareth and working on a new encyclical.
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