"Release 28b - POPE BENEDICT's XVI's April
2008 Visit to America Memorialized in "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
by MANTOVANI and His Orchestra!
- THE EARLY LIFE of POPE BENEDICT XVI
JOSEPH ALOIS RATZINGER was born on
Saturday, April 16, Holy Saturday, 1927 at Schulstraße 11, at
8:30 in the morning in his parents' home in Marktl am Inn,
Bavaria, Germany. He was baptized the same day. He was the third
and youngest child of Joseph Ratzinger, Sr., a police officer,
and Maria Ratzinger (née Peintner). His mother's family was
originally from South Tyrol. Pope BENEDICT's XVI's brother,
Georg Ratzinger, a priest and former director of the
Regensburger Domspatzen choir, is still alive. His sister, Maria
Ratzinger, who never married, managed Cardinal RATZINGER's
household until her death in 1991. Their great-uncle was the
German politician Georg Ratzinger. The pope's relatives agree
that his priestly vocation was apparent from boyhood!
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attachment From POPE BENEDICT XVI's German Homeland!
Official Vatican Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI
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