COMMENTARY: In the late evening of his life, Ratzinger/Benedict can be understood as the Catholic Church’s singular, multi-generational response to the reforming agenda of German theology.
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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI speaks candidly on several topics including his decision to resign, Joe Biden's presidency, and Pope Francis traveling to Iraq in a new interview with an Italian newspaper.
Archbishop Gänswein told Kathpress that Pope Benedict’s voice had, however, become “very weak and thin.”
Gabriele began serving as the German pope’s personal butler in 2007 and five years later, he became embroiled in the Vatican leaks scandal.
Referring to the group by its German initials, IG, Pope Benedict told the publication: “Obviously I was not informed about some things in the inner life of the IG, or even deceived, which I regret.”
German journalist said despite his illness, Pope Benedict was optimistic and stated he might take up writing again if his strength returns.
Pope Benedict’s message said: “The faith that produced this music and which Bach, as a musician, loyally served, is now extinguished and continues to have an effect only as a cultural force.”
Joseph Ratzinger’s homilies highlight that only the eternal can always be relevant.