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Santiago (Chile) -- Presentation of the book Jesus of Nazareth

On August 20, 2007, the Spanish edition of the book Jesus of Nazareth, by Pope Benedict XVI, was presented in the main auditorium of the University of the Andes.

The session was introduced by the Director of Communications at the University, Cristina Errázuriz Tortorelli, who emphasized the lively interest in the book, reflected in the success of its sales throughout the world. This shows, she said, how people are eager to get to know Jesus Christ better, especially from such an authorized source. Her presentation included reading and commenting on several key passages from the book.

Following her talk, Father José Miguel Ibañez Langlois, a literary critic and poet, gave a lecture entitled “The Jesus of History is the Christ of Faith.” He emphasized that the message of this work by Benedict XVI can be summed up as the need to go to the Gospels to truly know Jesus Christ.

Taking part in the ceremony were academic authorities from the university and an audience of some 250 people.

Romana, No. 45, July-December 2007, p. 323-324.