Vol 20 No 1 2013

Porta Fidei: The Year of Faith: The Faith of Joseph Ratzinger

Joseph Lam Cong Quy


The resignation of Benedict XVI was a surprise, but not unanticipated. The legacy of his Pontificate is now under scrutiny. This article examines the faith of Benedict XVI and reconnects it with his Apostolic letter Porta Fidei, issued on October 11th, 2011 to announce the Year of Faith. This essay claims that Porta Fidei can be seen as the spiritual testament of Ratzinger's understanding of faith.