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Last Testament : In His Own Words
by Pope Benedict XVI and Jacob Phillips


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Pope Benedict made history by being the first Pope in over 700 years to resign from office. The Catholic Church the world over was stunned. Worn out by corruption in the Church and by an endless series of clerical sex scandals, he decided that the resolution of all these problems was outside his power for a man of his age.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Pope Benedict made history by being the first Pope in over 700 years to resign from office. The Catholic Church the world over was stunned. Worn out by corruption in the Church and by an endless series of clerical sex scandals, he decided that the resolution of all these problems was outside his power for a man of his age.

Last Testament is nearest to an autobiography from the shy and private man who has remained hidden to the world in a former convent in the Vatican gardens. He breaks his silence on issues such as:

- The Vatileaks case in which his butler leaked some of his personal letters that alleged corruption and scandal in the Vatican
- The presence of a gay lobby within the Vatican and how he dismantled it
- His alleged Nazi upbringing
- His attempts at cleaning up the dirt in the church (clerical sexual abuse)
- The mysterious private secretary Gorgeous George

On a more personal level he writes with great warmth of his successor Pope Francis, who he admits has a popular touch, a star quality which he has lacked. Much controversy still surrounds Pope Benedicts Papacy--in this book he addresses these controversies and reveals how at his late age, governing and reforming the Papacy and particularly the Vatican, was beyond him.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781472944672
  • ISBN-10: 1472944674
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 288


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