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Originally posted by silo13
Let's not hash over the religious part of this - let's get to the meat and potatoes and ask WHY is the Pope announcing this NOW? I mean this is politics, NOT religion we're talking here.
So, why when the Catholic Church has known this from day one are they only releasing this information now?
THAT'S the question that needs an answer...one I don't have of course, lol.
This isn't a pronouncement by the Catholic Church. It's advance snippets from a book by a theologian about the latter days of Christ's life.
The book is the second installment to Benedict's 2007 "Jesus of Nazareth," his first book as pope, which offered a very personal meditation on the early years of Christ's life and teachings. This second book, set to be released March 10, concerns the final part of Christ's life, his death and resurrection.
The pope's book, he said, not only confirms church teaching refuting the deicide charge "but seals it for a new generation of Catholics."