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First volume of Pope's collected theological works centers on liturgy

August 23, 2010

The first volume of a projected 16-volume collection of the theological works of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinge prior to his election as Pope Benedict XVI, has been released.

The first volume of the Opera Omnia is dedicated to the liturgy. In the preface the Pope affirms that since boyhood he has regarded the liturgy as “the central activity of my life.”

The Opera Omnia of Joseph Ratzinger collect his written works dating back to his doctoral thesis. The series is being produced in German by the Herder published firm, in cooperation with the Vatican publishing house, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, which is producing the works in Italian translation.


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  • Posted by: WLP - Aug. 23, 2010 6:29 PM ET USA

    Any word on English?