The Ratzinger Report
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AuthorJoseph Ratzinger
Original titleRapporto Sulla Fede
TranslatorSalvator Attanasio
Graham Harrison
LanguageEnglish
SubjectCatholic Church
PublisherIgnatius Press
Publication date
1985
Pages197
ISBN978-0-89870-080-0

The Ratzinger Report (Italian: Rapporto Sulla Fede) is a 1985 book consisting of a series of interviews collected over several days given by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger to the Italian journalist Vittorio Messori. The book focuses on the state of the Roman Catholic Church after the Second Vatican Council. The book is very critical of the "hermeneutic of rupture" associated with the liberal "spirit of Vatican II" within the Church. It has often been reread in the context of the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI in order to better understand the mind and the thinking of the former pontiff.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Komonchak, Joseph A. (December 22, 1985). "At the Pope's Right Hand". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  2. ^ Greenwich, Andrew (May 1988). "Cardinal Ratzinger: defender of the Faith". AD2000. Retrieved 20 February 2012.
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