Italian version
FROM THE BOOK
PRESENTATION:

Joseph Ratzinger—who chose
the name Benedict XVI after
Europe’s patron saint from
Norcia—served as John Paul II’
s most trusted colleague, was
the theological leader of the
Congregation for the Doctrine
of the Faith for almost twenty-
five years, and was the driving
force behind the Catholic
Church’s new Catechism.

In this compelling volume,
author Marco Bardazzi, who
has closely followed current
Catholicism through its latest
ecclesiastical movements,
reviews the life of Joseph
Ratzinger—from his modest
youth in Bavaria to his
ordination in 1951; from his
participation in the second
Vatican Council in the sixties to
his nomination for archbishop
and then cardinal of Munich in
1977, to his past twenty-five
years in the Roman Curia.

“In the Vineyard of the Lord”
is a quote from words spoken
by Pope Benedict XVI from the
balcony of Saint Peter’s
Basilica upon being introduced
as the new pontiff; this
enlightening volume serves as
a concise guide to
understanding John Paul II’s
successor, as well as the many
and complex issues facing his
pontificate and the Catholic
Church today.
IN THE
VINEYARD OF
THE LORD
THE LIFE, FAITH, AND
TEACHINGS OF
JOSEPH RATZINGER
POPE BENEDICT XVI
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