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Cardinal Bertone pays tribute to Pope’s theology of the liturgy

Catholic World News - October 28, 2010

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone paid tribute to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger’s theology of the liturgy at the October 27 release of the Italian translation of first volume of the future Pope’s collected works. The first volume gathers together Cardinal Ratzinger’s writings on the liturgy from 1964 to 2004.

Referring to Pope Benedict’s 2005 address to the Roman Curia, Cardinal Bertone said that Cardinal Ratzinger’s theology of the liturgy manifests a correct interpretation of the Second Vatican Council: not a “hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture,” but a “hermeneutic of reform,’ of renewal in the continuity of the one subject-Church which the Lord has given to us.”

Cardinal Bertone also lauded the Pontiff’s “lifetime of research,” “a commitment that has produced over 100 books and more than 600 articles.”

“This body of texts,” he added, “attests not only the work of a scholar, but also sheds light on the commendable generosity with which Professor Joseph Ratzinger wanted to share the fruits of his research with a very large and diverse audience.”

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