Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Francis is giving his blessing to a new Vatican think tank that is seeking to prevent the Mafia and organized crime groups from exploiting the image of the Virgin Mary for their own illicit ends.
Peter Seewald described Pope Benedict as “extremely frail,” and as saying that while he is mentally sharp, his voice is barely audible.
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John J. Strynkowski July 15, 2020
Hint: He’s not another Francis.
Msgr. Georg Ratzinger and his brother, now-retired Pope Benedict XVI, are seen in 2006 praying at their parents' grave in Pentling, Germany. Msgr. Ratzinger died July 1 at the age of 96. (CNS photo/Wolfgang Radtke, KNA)
Gerard O’Connell July 02, 2020
In the letter, Francis reveals that Benedict was the first to inform him of the sad news.
Gerard O’Connell July 01, 2020
Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Benedict XVI, died on July 1 at the age of 96.
Inside the Vatican June 24, 2020
This week on Inside the Vatican, the hosts discuss Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's surprise visit to his brother in Germany.