Nettstedet WWW.CHIESA skriver om dokumentet “Sacramentum Caritatis”, og har som overskrift: Alle i kirken om søndagen og En kristen kan ikke leve uten nattverden. Benedict XVI writes. In the Eucarist, “the Lord truly becomes food for us, to satisfy our hunger for truth and freedom.”With the duty that stems from this, and in the political realm as well: to give “public witness to our faith”.
Dokumentet er skrevet etter bispesynoden om nattverden, men er like omfattende og bearbeidet fra pavens egen hånd som en encyklika: And it has a lot in common with pope Joseph Ratzinger’s encyclical “Deus Caritas Est,” beginning with the key word in each title. Benedict XVI himself writes in the introduction, “I wish to set the present exhortation alongside my first encyclical letter, Deus Caritas Est.”
“Sacramentum Caritatis” should therefore be read in its entirety. Because on the one hand it summarizes the index of topics discussed at the synod, but on the other it bears the unifying mark of Benedict XVI’s vision, a vision in which “the eucharistic celebration appears in all its power as the source and summit of the Church’s life.”