- Feb 23, 2021
Retired Pope Benedict XVI has declined the inheritance of his brother Georg, who died in July.
In a letter read aloud at his brother’s funeral in Regensburg, retired pope Benedict XVI recalled several characteristics which he felt best described his eldest sibling, including a love of music, joy in adversity and a deep piety.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via live streaming.
A funeral is to be held in Germany next week for the Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who died Wednesday at the age of 96.
Pope Francis has sent retired Pope Benedict XVI his prayers and condolences for the death of his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.
Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died at 96.