(26/10/16) The presentation of the book by Giuseppe Di Salvo “Benedetto XVI: primato e dimissioni” (Benedict XVI: primacy and resignation) (Aracne, 2016) will be held on 4th November at 6,30 p.m. at the Congress Hall Villa Mirador in Zafferana Etnea (Catania). The presentation will be introduced by Sante De Angelis and chaired by Fr. Mario Pieracci. Besides the author, Fr. Mathew Vellanickal, Fr. Mario Corrado Magnano, and the professors Gregorio Monaco and Anna Rosa Micale will attend the meeting.
The book has got four chapters. “The first one is a historical excursus about the development of the concept of Petrine primacy in the first elaborations of the fourth century - the author explained -. The second chapter makes reference to the topic of the primacy of Benedict XVI during his eight years of pontificate. Four definitions of the term primacy have been identified: visible guarantee of the unity of the Church in its universality; service; priestly mandate; warranty of protection. The third chapter regards the topic of primacy in Benedict XVI in the specific relationship with Orthodox people. The fourth chapter is about the resignation”.