Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI (book review)

Book review from The Movie Snob

Holy Father: Pope Benedict XVI, by Greg Tobin (Sterling Publishing 2005). This little volume (141 pages) is a pleasant, light biography of Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. Tobin starts with a quick (very quick) summary history of the papacy from Peter to John Paul II, then provides a nice summary of the 2005 conclave that led to the elevation of the new pope. Ratzinger’s biography then takes up the last 70 pages or so. I knew very little about his background, so this was a good introduction. (I did not know, for instance, that Benedict’s older brother is also a priest.) A nice stocking-stuffer for the Catholics on your Christmas list.


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