April 19, 2010.
One of the persons who knows Benedict XVI best is Georg Gänswein, his personal secretary. He has accompanied the pope on 17 trips throughout Italy and on 13 other trips outside of the country.
This year it will be five years since Joseph Ratzinger became Benedict XVI. Five years with Georg at his side.
That is why on this fifth anniversary he has collected in the book the best travel moments and main encounters of the pope.
The book is titled ‘Benedict XVI Urbi et Orbi. With the Pope in Rome and Around the World’. It goes over the most important moments of the pontificate with moving photographs and his most powerful words.
“The promotion of human rights remains the most effective strategy for eliminating inequalities between countries and social groups and for increasing security.”
“Every effort must be made to combat anti-Semitism wherever it is found, and to promote respect and esteem for the members of every people, tribe, language and nation across the globe.”
The book begins with the historical trip to Cologne, Germany. Some of the most moving images were seen in the banks of the Rhin and during the mass, at which thousands of youth heard his defiant words.
With this book in your hands, you can join the pope on a trip to Poland, Bavaria, Brazil, Africa and the Czech Republic, the ultimate tour you can take.