Liguori Publications Publishes Mi hermano, el Papa, the Exclusive Spanish-Language Edition of...

Liguori Publications Publishes Mi hermano, el Papa, the Exclusive Spanish-Language Edition of Georg Ratzinger’s Interview Book in the United States



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LIGUORI, Mo., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Liguori Publications has published Mi hermano, el Papa, the Spanish-language edition of the book, My Brother, the Pope, in the United States. The book, originally published in German, is the result of the prestigious German historian and journalist Michael Hesemann’s interviews with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, Pope Benedict’s elder brother, who is known for his work as the former conductor of the Regensburger Domspatzen, the cathedral choir of Regensburg, Germany.

In 256 pages with 47 photographs, Georg Ratzinger describes the Ratzinger family’s life, including the profound Christian piety of his parents, their opposition to socialism and the Nazi regime, the close bonds between the siblings, their education and love of music, and many other details about their family life, from the time Georg and Joseph were boys right up until the present.

To Michael Hesemann, Msgr. Georg reflected, “He was still the same old Joseph, and he still is today…as a human being, he has not changed…does not try to be pretentious. He presents himself as who he is.”

The book is a privileged window into the most human side of the Pope. Liguori Publications is pleased to bring this story to Spanish-language readers in the United States. Mi hermano, el Papa is also available in e-book format through Amazon.com or from Liguori.org/libros. The English edition, My Brother, the Pope, is also available from Liguori.

Michael Hesemann is a German historian, journalist, and internationally published bestselling author, specializing in Church history.

Liguori Publications is a collaborative ministry of Redemptorist priests and brothers and lay staff whose mission is to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world through its publications. In addition to the Liguorian magazine, it produces trade books, youth and catechetical materials for Catholic parishes and religious education programs, parish bulletins, and devotional and educational pamphlets. For more information, call 1-800-325-9521 or visit liguori.org.

Media Opportunity: A special video describing the book is now available at www.liguori.org/pr/hermano. Excerpts available. Call the number below for permission to print an excerpt from the book.

SOURCE Ligouri Publications

Liguori Publications Publishes Mi hermano, el Papa, the Exclusive Spanish-Language Edition of Georg Ratzinger’s Interview Book in the United States