A new interview book with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be on bookshelves this September.
According to Italian publication Corriere della Sera, Last Testament, composed of several interviews, will be released Sept. 9 worldwide.
Benedict XVI granted several lengthy interviews with German journalist Peter Seewald shortly after having resigned. The book is about 240 pages long and will cover the most significant stages of Ratzinger’s life: before election through pontificate and afterward.
Sources confirm that the work which was done months after the German Pontiff ’s Feb. 28, 2013 resignation will shed light on Benedict’s thoughts on Francis, reform of the Curia, and his resignation.
He also speaks about himself, including his faith, private life, weaknesses, the controversial issues during his pontificate, and his ultimate reason for resigning.
This work will mark Seewald’s fourth book on Benedict.