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  • Benedict XVI calls good friend Meisner a ‘passionate shepherd’

    Benedict XVI calls good friend Meisner a ‘passionate shepherd’

    In a message read by his long-time personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI defined late Cardinal Joachim Meisner as a “pastor of souls.” Recalling their last conversation, on the eve of the prelate’s death, the German pontiff wrote that he was impressed by the cardinal’s “loosened happiness, the inner joy, and the confidence that he had found.”

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  • Key aide to Pope Benedict: As he approaches 90, he’s fine

    Key aide to Pope Benedict: As he approaches 90, he’s fine

    In an interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the closest aide to emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, says that although the retired pontiff will turn 90 next month, his health is basically good and he continues to keep a very active schedule.

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