By Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI, the one modern day Pope to retire when in workplace, now eventually breaks his silence.
Since retiring from the papacy in 2013, the 1st Pope in over seven-hundred years to take action, Pope Benedict has lived quietly in a convent within the Vatican gardens in Rome. He has dedicated himself to a lifetime of prayer and research and has vowed to stay silent, before.
So a lot controversy nonetheless surrounds Pope Benedict's time in workplace. during this booklet, written with bestselling German writer Peter Seewald, he addresses the problems of his papacy and divulges how, at his past due age, governing and reforming the Church was once past him.
Last Testament can be an autobiography, recalling Pope Benedict's youth in Germany lower than Nazism, his early improvement as a clergyman, and finally his appointment as Archbishop of Munich. After turning into Pope, his account offers with the controversies that rocked the Catholic international: how he enraged Muslims together with his Regensburg speech, what he did and didn't do to stamp out the clerical sexual abuse of youngsters, the 'Vatileaks' scandal and the way he broke up a homosexual cabal in the Vatican itself.
At all instances, we see a guy who's shy and retiring and modest being particularly open and frank with the skin global. during this final testomony, a distinct booklet insofar as no different dwelling Pope has had the chance to put in writing an account having left place of work, Benedict supplies in his personal phrases an exceptional view of the problems, the achievements and the implications of his time as head of the Catholic Church worldwide.