Pope Benedict completes final part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus


RomePope Benedict has finished the third volume of his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the Vatican has said.

A publication date would be set once the book had been translated into several languages from the original German, it added yesterday.

The third and final volume focuses on Jesus Christ’s childhood. Pope Benedict has devoted considerable time in office to writing the major three-part study.

The first volume appeared in 2007 and looked at events in Jesus’s adult life and public ministry. In the second book, which came out in 2011 and focused on the last week of his life, the pope condemned violence committed in God’s name and personally exonerated Jews of responsibility for Christ’s death. – (Reuters)