ROME (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Freising, Germany, June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. He has called his ordination “the most important moment of my life.”
The Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano included in its June 29 edition an excerpt from the book Memoirs: 1927-1977, published in 1997 by then-Cardinal Ratzinger. In the book, he recounts the day of his priestly ordination.
“For at least the past two months,” Ratzinger wrote, “I was able to focus completely on preparing myself for the big step: priestly ordination, which we received at the Cathedral of Freising from the hands of...READ MORE