COMMENTARY: The muted observance in the Vatican contrasted with the focus given five years ago to Benedict’s 65th anniversary, when the Pope Emeritus spoke about the priestly identity of thanksgiving in his last public address.
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The anniversary of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's priestly ordination provides the opportunity to revisit some of his very wise words offered on vocations from 2000 while offering a homily in Munich.
Archbishop Ganswein said that when Benedict learned of this initiative “he was surprised and delighted.”
Older men continue to answer ‘Yes’ to the call.
Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the pontifical household and private secretary to the retired pope, said that ‘there will be another occasion to see the pope emeritus in public.’