Pope Francis With A Colorful Background. Photo: At the Moment

Editorial: Benedict the Great: His Spiritual and Theological Legacy

Ratzinger was convinced, in fact, that at its very core Christianity was not a series of ideas, doctrines, and ethical commandments, but the living encounter with the God who as Love freely chose to enter into a relationship of love with each and every human being, and the vast majority of his meditations, homilies, conferences, and even his more theologically sophisticated writings all revolved around this simple, but profoundly spiritual central idea.