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Pope Benedict XVI : a personal portrait

Author: Heinz-Joachim Fischer; Brian McNeil
Publisher: New York : Crossroad Pub. Co., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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Fischer offers us this first-hand account of the Pope's astonishing life and ministry; from his early days in Germany to his meteoric rise as Prefect for the Congragation for the Doctrine of the Faith, confidant of Pope John Paul III, and the first new pope of the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Benedict, Pope
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinz-Joachim Fischer; Brian McNeil
ISBN: 0824523725 9780824523725
OCLC Number: 60531899
Description: x, 213 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Returning to Bavaria --
Our First Meeting --
The Making of a Conservative --
The Episcopal Call --
Facing Pastoral Challenges --
The Call to Rome --
The Pope's Candid Theologian --
The Fight over Liberation Theology --
The Preferential Option for the Poor --
Another Phone Call --
At Home in the Catholic World --
Meeting Mozart in Heaven --
The Good Health of the Church --
Prescribing Strong Medicine --
A Cardinal in Dialogue --
Cultural Ferment and the Faith --
Shouldering a Heavy Burden --
The Long Shadow of History --
Famous Instructions --
There He Stands --
A Joyful Confidence --
An Intellectual Rooted in Faith --
The Prefect's Register of "Sins" --
A Deputy Pope for Germany? --
Controversial Issues --
The Conversion of the Prefect --
Time of Transition --
Four Cardinals at the Center --
Stepping Out of the Shadow --
A Tough Act to Follow --
The Last Message of John Paul II --
Behind Closed Doors --
Continuity or New Beginnings? --
The Search for a Successor --
Rising to the Challenge --
A Cardinal's Manifesto --
The Conclave Begins --
A Spiritually Fruitful Election --
Accepted in Humility --
Pope Benedict XVI --
In the Vineyard of the Lord --
The Pope from Bavaria --
Proud of Being Catholic --
Blessings that Flow from a Name --
Grateful Devotion to the Church --
Sermon of a Lifetime --
"I Am Very Deeply Moved" --
"My Yoke Is Easy, My Burden Is Light" --
Let the Faith Shine --
The Festive Inauguration --
Homily at the Inauguration --
The Joyful Exhortation --
The Expectations for Reform --
Conservative in Principle --
Upholding the Tradition --
Faith as the Reason for Joy --
The New Pope and the New Catholics --
Salt of the Earth --
Cardinal Ratzinger's Sermon at the Requiem of John Paul II --
The Cardinal Electors, 2005 --
Benedict of Nursia --
The Roman Popes and the Benedicts --
A Word from the Publisher.
Other Titles: Benedikt XVI.
Responsibility: Heinz-Joachim Fischer ; translated by Brian McNeil.
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Fischer offers us this first-hand account of the Pope's astonishing life and ministry; from his early days in Germany to his meteoric rise as Prefect for the Congragation for the Doctrine of the Faith, confidant of Pope John Paul III, and the first new pope of the 21st century.

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