Book-length interview with pope set for release

October 18, 2010

Light of the World, a book-length interview with Pope Benedict will be released Nov. 23 in the world’s major languages, including English, the head of the Vatican publishing house said.

Salesian Father Giuseppe Costa, the director of the Vatican publishing house, said the text of the book based on interviews conducted in July by the journalist Peter Seewald had already been consigned to 12 publishing houses from around the world.

Seewald has already published two book-length interviews with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became pope — Salt of the Earth (1996) and God and the World (2002).