The book “Benedetto XVI Servo di Dio e degli uomini”


The book Benedetto XVI Servo di Dio e degli uomini, published by the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, will be presented on 20th April at 6.30 p.m., at the Campo Santo Teutonico, (Via della Sagrestia 17, Vatican City) in the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the papal election of Joseph Ratzinger, on 19th April 2005.

The meeting will start with the greetings and the presentation of the project “Biblioteca Romana Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI” by Monsignor Stefan Heid, director of the Roman Institute of Görres-Gesellschaft. Next, Father Giuseppe Costa, director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana and Albrecht Weiland, director of the Schnell & Steiner publishing company of Regensburg, will greet the audience. The Schnell & Steiner has published the book in German language. Christian Schaller, vice director of the Institut Papst Benedikt XVI of Regensburg and awarded with the Ratzinger Prize in 2013, will present the book.

Many different authors collaborated to this book, which offers a portrait of Ratzinger’s life and works through words and images. “People wanted to see Benedict XVI, but above all they needed to listen to him” said the archbishop Georg Gänswein. The aim of the book is in fact to give the Pope a voice, also through some images.