On 8 November, the Holy See released a letter of Pope Benedict for the 1600th anniversary of the death of St. John Chrysostom, a doctor of the Church of great importance to both the West and the Eastern Churches.Continued here
The occasion of the letter was a conference being held at the Patristic Institute (and my school) the "Augustinianum".
This is a "Letter", not a "Message" or a "Discourse". It is not an "Apostolic Letter".
It is not too long, but it is one of the best written Letters I have seen for a while.
There was a CNS story on this letter, which so far has been placed on the Vatican web site only in Italian. Also, for reasons I cannot fathom, the Vatican website does not list it in Latest Updates....
So, as a service to you, WDTPRS provides the Letter in English translation, which you can download in Word format. Here below I will briefly explain the structure of the letter so that when you read it, you can see what Pope Benedict is really trying to say.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI’s Nearly Unnoticed Letter on St. John Chrysostom
With thanks to Fr Z , who writes: