By Gerhard Ludwig Müller
Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have every one approached the papacy in strikingly alternative ways, but they percentage an analogous primary imaginative and prescient of the realm and guy. In those pages, Cardinal Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the religion, explores the diversities and commonalities of those popes, displaying how the problem for the Church’s hierarchy continues to be an identical, and the way those popes are prime the Church to withstand worldly infections and to heal the non secular ailments of our time.
He additionally offers a succinct and interesting check out the common ministry of the Church, displaying how the popes, as successors to Peter, are the obvious head of the pilgrim Church and are tasked with conducting the pastoral ministry of Christ.
Cardinal Muller indicates us that the popes are certain via the testimony of the note of God in Scripture and culture, and that after the Church liberates herself from worldly pondering the way in which is cleared for a non secular renewal in Jesus Christ.
With frank research of the demanding situations that societies and modern tradition pose to the Church in gentle of the 2 pontificates, Cardinal Muller explores the right kind function of the nation and of the Church in secular society in addition to the problem for the Church hierarchy in resisting worldly infections and therapeutic the religious illnesses of our time.
Working heavily with either Benedict XVI and Pope Francis as a relied on member of the Roman Curia, Cardinal Muller deals us an inside of examine the variations and similarities of the 2 males who've such a lot lately been entrusted with the Chair of Peter.
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