By Jesús Colina
VATICAN CITY, DEC. 9, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Popes are generally not quick to recommend books – not counting the Bible and Christian classics. But today Benedict XVI made an exception, recommending “A Civilization of Love,” a book by the leader of the Knights of Columbus.
A telegram sent in the Pontiff’s name by his secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, expressed the Holy Father’s hope that Carl Anderson’s book “will awaken renewed fidelity to Christ and a generous evangelical witness.”
The papal telegram was sent to Vatican Radio, where the Italian translation of the book – from the Vatican Publishing House – was launched today.