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CDF prefect: Pope Benedict XVI is the ‘Mozart of theology’

December 10, 2014

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Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, the prefect for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI in awarding the Ratzinger Prize in theology to Anne-Marie Pelletier, a French scholar, and Msgr. Waldemar Chrostowski, a Polish biblical exegete.

“The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is particularly tied to Joseph Ratzinger, not only due to the fact that he led the dicastery for over 23 years, but also because this Congregation has the task of promoting and protecting the doctrine of the faith, and the abundantly rich theology of the Pope Emeritus was of great importance in this respect, causing the Christian doctrine to shine in all its intensity and beauty,” said Cardinal Müller.

Pope Benedict “has been defined as the ‘Mozart of theology,’” Cardinal Müller added, as he expressed “the deep gratitude of the Church to Benedict XVI for his tireless commitment as a scholar and master of the science of God.”

The prelate’s remarks, delivered on November 22, were published in the latest English edition of L’Osservatore Romano.


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