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Originally posted on CNS Blog:

VATICAN CITY — With Advent just a couple of weeks away and Christmas on the horizon, the Vatican is set to release two great works that will help people get in the right spirit.

ImageThe first is Pope Benedict XVI’s much-awaited final volume of his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy, “The Infancy Narratives,” which will use the Gospels to explore the infancy and childhood of Jesus.

The Vatican is presenting the book and handing out copies to the press Nov. 20, but it won’t go on sale to the public until the next day, Nov. 21, which is the feast of the presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The book can be pre-ordered from the English-language publisher, Image (a division of Random House) or from other online book outlets.

The first volume, published in 2007, covered the period from Jesus’ baptism to his Transfiguration; while the second, regarding his passion and…

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