excellent new documentary produced in Europe on the life and papacy
of Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) shows us the great milestones
of his life: renowned theology professor, prolific author, expert at
the Second Vatican Council, longtime collaborator of John Paul II,
and his pontificate that ended with a surprise: his resignation at
the age of 86 years old. His battles for defending the faith and for
transparency within the Church provoked both support and criticism.
It was a long Way of the Cross for this great churchman that ended
with a master lesson of humility, giving way to his successor.