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Pope's new book: rich spirituality about the Passion and Resurrection

2010-07-27

Giuseppe Costa
Director, Libreria Editrice Vaticana
"The central theme is the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. One of the most impressive things about it is the rich spirituality that it conveys. I think it will be very fruitful reading."

The Vatican publishers hope to publish the second volume, simultaneously worldwide in March 2011.

This will require the help of publishers from around the world who will be responsible for distributing the book. Although the name isn’t yet revealed, one company will bring the new book to Spain and Latin America.

The pages are now in the hands of the translators at the Vatican. They will check that the translated text is faithful to the original German. This is one of the most complicated tasks.

Giuseppe Costa
Director, Libreria Editora Vaticana
"The pope is a great theologian, to translate it, it’s necessary to have a knowledge of theology, spiritual theology. Also German is a very rich language, very accurate and fully describes sometimes very complex concepts."

It is hoped that this second volume will exceed  previous sales of 2.5 million copies worldwide. Italy, Germany and the United States topped the list of countries with the most books sold.

It could therefore be a book to break records and become a Benedict XVI bestseller. Perhaps even more than readership of the catechesis which each year sells about three million copies.

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