(18/3/16) A long interview to the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the topics of faith and mercy was published in the book edited by the jesuit Daniele Libanori Per mezzo della fede. Dottrina della giustificazione ed esperienza di Dio nella predicazione della Chiesa e negli Esercizi Spirituali (San Paolo, 2016). It collects the proceedings of a congress that was held in Rome last October. The author of the interview is the Jesuit theologian Jacques Servais, student of Hans Urs von Balthasar.
“To believe in God – Benedict XVI said in a passage – I need people who met God and made Him accessible”. “It is mercy – the Pope also said – that moves us towards God, while justice frightens us”.