Trio of books celebrate Pope’s life and teachings
Complete picture emerges of the Holy Father on 7th anniversary
of his installation
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2012 – Joseph Ratzinger was installed as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church on April 24, 2005. As Pope Benedict XVI reaches the seventh anniversary of his elevation to the Papacy, three landmark books provide a complete picture of the Holy Father’s life and his teachings. Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, Light of the World and My Brother, the Pope are available from Ignatius Press.
Media Alert – My Brother the Pope on Benedict XVI’s Birthday
Co-author Michael Hesemann available to discuss the Ratzinger Brothers and their lives as the Holy Father turns 85
SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2012 – Michael Hesemann, who worked with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger on the fascinating new book My Brother the Pope, is available through the weekend to discuss the lives of the Ratzinger brothers on the eve of Benedict XVI’s 85th birthday.
WHO – Michael Hesemann, co-author (with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger) of My Brother the Pope.
WHAT – Interview opportunities with Hesemann to discuss the book and the Ratzinger brothers on the occasion of Benedict XVI’s 85th birthday, which is April 16.
WHEN – Hesemann is available from Europe (EDT +6 hours).
Msgr. Ratzinger offers rare glimpse at his brother … the Pope
New book is a detailed portrait of the Holy Father from boyhood to
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2012 – Brotherly love is not uncommon, but the over-80-year-old bond between Monsignor Georg Ratzinger and his brother Joseph – Pope Benedict XVI – is of one of the rarest and most fascinating fraternal relationships ever written about.
In My Brother the Pope, available March 1 in English from Ignatius Press, Msgr. Ratzinger provides German writer Michael Hesemann with the only living witness to the early days and formation of brothers who were ordained as Catholic priests together on the same day in 1951 – after surviving Nazi Germany and World War II.