Key items for me:
- theology of religions has shown its radicality (and necessity).
- relationship between faith and the world of mere reason (in alignment).
- reformulation of the question of the nature and mission of the Church (mission v govern).
- complete spiritualization of the concept of Church misses the realism of faith (the realities).
The letter provides fresh observations from one of the few remaining theologians to have personally participated in Vatican II, which opened 60 years ago this month.
The letter in full is here: https://gerrypalermo.files.wordpress.com/2022/10/benedict-xvi-letter-to-fr-dave-pivonka-tor.pdf
The news article is here. Source: Benedict XVI reflects on Vatican II in new letter