I picked up a very interesting book recently, Questions and Answers by Pope Benedict XVI. It was said that this Pope had a unique way of encountering various groups of people in the Church by having live Q&A sessions with them.
Now, that is quite a brave move for the Pope, as any “off the mark” response cannot be edited on the spot. So, I delved straight into the book to see what kind of impromptu responses this erudite Pope would give. I was not disappointed. Some of the questions were those that I would myself have asked, and it was fortuitous then to find the answers in a single book given by the Pope himself, no less.
Here is a sampling of the encounters: