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Cardinal Robert Sarah Writes Moving Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI

Carmel Communications
Dec. 14, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14, 2023 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nearly a year to the date after the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Cardinal Robert Sarah has written an honest and moving tribute to the late pope, published by Ignatius Press, in HE GAVE US SO MUCH: A TRIBUNE TO BENEDICT XVI.
HE GAVE US SO MUCH delves into the childlike faith and innocence possessed by the late pope, his love for the Church, his ability to see the good in others, his persistence to always put Jesus first in his life, and his endearing answers to children receiving their First Holy Communion.

Pope Benedict XVI publicly suffered ridicule from the moment he was elected to the pontificate but endured because of his deep faith and true joy in knowing his place as a son of God. Cardinal Sarah takes readers behind the scenes of Benedict XVI's pontificate when he visited sick children in the hospital, when he took questions from seminarians and First Holy communicants, and how difficult it was for him to pick trustworthy personnel.

In HE GAVE US SO MUCH, Cardinal Sarah traces the spiritual contours of Ratzinger's life and thought, revealing the image of a man on fire with love for God and neighbor. Benedict XVI was no professor in an ivory tower, but a shepherd and pastor, with the heart of a father. For him, prayer and meditation — communion with Christ — stand at the vibrant center of all Christian existence.

"Cardinal Sarah opens up for us Benedict XVI's intimate relationship with Christ, God the Son Incarnate, from which flowed the many wonderful priestly gifts that he gave us in the Church," said Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, author of Hope for the World: To Unite All Things in Christ. "We owe a profound debt of gratitude to Cardinal Sarah for his rich testimonial."

For more information, to request a media review copy, or to schedule an interview with Father Joseph Fessio, founder and editor of Ignatius Press, who studied under the tutelage of then-Father Joseph Ratzinger (who later became Pope Benedict XVI), please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

SOURCE Carmel Communications

CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com

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