- Jul 2, 2020
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.
Documents uncovered from the recently opened archives of the pontificate of Pope Pius XII revealed allegations of sexual abuse and abuse of power against the founder of the Schonstatt movement, Father Joseph Kentenich.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, 93, is scheduled to return to Rome Monday morning after a quick trip to Regensburg to visit his ailing brother – a trip which given his own age and desire to keep a low profile, could very well be his last ‘cameo’.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI visited his former home near Regensburg, Germany, on Saturday, greeted old neighbors and prayed at his parents’ grave as part of a trip to his former haunts to be with his seriously ill 96-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger.
A surprise trip by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI to his native Bavaria to be with his dying brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, seems to be firing fevered political and religious imaginations.
On Thursday Benedict XVI made his first trip outside of retirement, heading to Regensburg, Germany, where he is visiting his older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, 96, who is reportedly seriously ill.