Verbum Domini, issued by Pope Benedict XVI, is an apostolic exhortation discussing the Catholic approach to the Bible. Exploring both theological foundations concerning the Word of God and practical applications that allow our Scripture study to affect our mission as the Church, Verbum Domini is a beautiful discussion of the necessity of Scripture in our daily lives.
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- Summary of the Catholic understanding of sacred Scripture
- Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the 12th ordinary general assembly of the Synod of Bishops
- Title: Verbum Domini
- Author: Benedict XVI
- Publisher: Libreria Editrice Vaticana
- Publication Date: 2010
About Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) was born April 16, 1927, at the Diocese of Passau, Germany. During his youth, the Nazi regime had a hostile attitude toward the Catholic Church, and it was during that time that Ratzinger’s faith grew. From 1946 to 1951, he studied philosophy and theology at the University of Munich. Joseph Ratzinger received his priestly ordination June 29, 1951, and a year later he was teaching at the Higher School of Freising. In 1953, he received his doctorate and began teaching four years later.
On March 25, 1977, Pope Paul VI named Joseph Ratzinger Archbishop of Munich and Freising, and on June 27 of that same year, Joseph Ratzinger was elevated to cardinal. In November 1981, Ratzinger was summoned by Pope John Paul II to Rome, where he was named prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, president of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and president of the International Theological Commission.
On April 19, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to be the 265th pope. He took the name Benedict XVI, after St. Benedict of Nursia. Since that time, he has continued to receive worldwide respect and has been a spiritual influence to Christians and non-Christians alike.