“Katholisch.de has reported that Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has passed away, at the age of 96, just 2 days after the 69th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.”
Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord,
Let perpetual Light shine upon him
May he rest in peace. Amen.
“For Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, … may the Angels escort him to the Kingdom of the Heavens”.
This news is so sad!
Even more so, because Pope Benedict managed to get to see him, but couldn’t stay to be by his side.
Everyone assumed – even the Bishop of Regensburg that he would stay as long as he could. There was no reason why he had to get back to Rome. He should be able to do as he wants. It is no coincidence that as soon as the papal nuncio in Germany heard about him being there, he came to “welcome” him. Right after that, it was announced that Pope Benedict would return in a couple of days.
That is so cruel! They were so close. The imposter pope was obviously very mad that he even got away without anyone knowing. Just proves, that Pope Benedict may be frail, but he still has his marbles.
This surely proves that he is a prisoner – the prophecies say so. But we must thank God that he even got to see his dearly beloved brother before he died. And the good thing is that we now have another advocate for Pope Benedict and the Church to intercede and pray for us left down here in this vale or tears!
See the post from Bro. Alexis Bugnolo FromRome at:
When he really does have to flee the Vatican, as foretold, let’s hope that he has the right people to manage it. There is no doubt that God’s will be done!
Keep praying for our beloved Pope. He has a heavy Cross to bear!