(14/9/16) The book “Servitore di Dio e dell’umanità. La biografia di Benedetto XVI” (Servant of God and Humanity: The Biography of Benedict XVI) published by Mondadori and written by Elio Guerriero will be presented on Tuesday, 27th September at 5,30 p.m. in the room named after Benedict XIII of the Complesso San Gallicano in Rome (Via San Gallicano, 25).
The cardinal secretary of State Pietro Parolin, the president of the Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation father Federico Lombardi S.I. and the historian and founder of the Community of Saint Egidio Andrea Riccardi will attend the presentation ceremony. Marco Impagliazzo, president of the Community of Saint Egidio, will be the coordinator.
The author of the book, Elio Guerriero, will be one of the speakers. He was the editorial director of Jaca Book and Edizioni San Paolo for a long time and the person in charge of the Italian edition of «Communio» review for more than twenty years. He met cardinal Ratzinger in the 1980s and translated a lot of his books and some anthologies. Guerriero draws a careful portrait of Ratzinger as a theologian and a Pontiff. The book contains 19 chapters, Pope Francis wrote the preface and there is also a recent interview to Benedict XVI.