The Pope new book to be published by same company that published the ‘The Da Vinci Code’

Posted Jan 31, 2007 by bullseye

The Pope’s first book, ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ will be published in the U.S. by Doubleday
Some in the Italian media are finding the choice amusing. “Il Giornale newspaper jokingly declared in a front-page story that the Pope, former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was now about to put out a "'Ratzinger Code'" of his own. Only last year, a Vatican cardinal threatened legal action as the book was turned into a Hollywood blockbuster, staring Tom Hanks” World wide rights for the book were sold to the Italian firm, Rizzoli which independently chose Doubleday for the book’s American distribution. “Benedict's book, "Jesus of Nazareth," is meant to be a personal, historical-theological analysis of Jesus as the central figure of the Christian faith.”