VATICAN CITY, AUG. 2, 2012 ( The Vatican announced today that Benedict XVI has finished the third and final volume of his work "Jesus of Nazareth."

A statement from the press office confirmed that the volume, which focuses on Christ's infancy, is now being translated from the original German.

Due time will be taken to ensure completely accurate translations, the statement clarified.

Benedict XVI finished the first volume of "Jesus of Nazareth" in late 2006. That edition focuses on Jesus' public ministry and was quickly an international bestseller.

"Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 2," on the Passion and Resurrection, was released in time for Lent 2011.

The third volume is to be shorter than the previous two.