Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope's vacation project: 3rd volume of book about Jesus

Catholic World News - July 26, 2010

During his summer vacation, Pope Benedict XVI has been devoting his free time to work on the third and final volume of his work on Jesus, the Pope’s spokesman has disclosed.

In a weekly commentary for Vatican Radio, Father Federico Lombardi said that the final volume of the Pope’s three-book work will focus on the Gospel’s infancy narratives. The first volume, Jesus of Nazareth, is already in print; the second, dealing with the Passion and Resurrection, is in the final stages of editing and translation, and will be available early next year. “It is clear that it is particularly important for him to bring this great project, which he first began years ago, to a conclusion,” Father Lombardi said.

The papal spokesman said that the Pontiff has been resting during his stay at the summer apostolic palace in Castel Gandolfo, and said that during his Sunday public audience it was evident that Pope Benedict “already appears refreshed and smiling.” But apart from relaxation, Father Lombardi continued, the Pope is using all his free time for his book project.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($18,826 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,174.29
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A legislative mockery: Massachusetts lawmakers rush to replace unconstitutional 'buffer zone' bill 0 hours ago
Gay and Transgendered: What Comes Next? 1 hours ago
Obama's executive order and the danger of reliance on federal contracts 1 hours ago
May God Bless our Readers! July 18
What's Wrong with the Pope's latest interview? July 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Vatican issues working document for Synod of Bishops on the family CWN - June 26
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21