Music to Our Ears: A Review of the Pope’s New Book
Cardinal Ratzinger approached the ageing John Paul II and asked to be relieved of his curial duties – and to be named head of the Vatican Library. We know Papa Wojtyla said no. We don’t know if he had a good laugh over it. Surely he sensed that God had different plans for his dear friend and close aide.
But as Benedict XVI, a scholar-pope if ever there was one, Ratzinger has not forsaken his love of books and writing, and thus we have today the third volume of his examination and exegesis of Jesus of Nazareth, the general title of the series; this one subtitled, The Infancy Narratives.