Thursday, March 31, 2011

Video of the Holy Father's Ordination to the Priesthood

A few years ago, we had a look at Pope Benedict's First Mass as a newly ordained priest (see A New Priest in 1951 - Part I and Part II). Now footage of the actual ordination has been reposted on, which you might enjoy. The ordination took place in Freising, in the Concathedral of St. Mary and St. Corbinian of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in 1951. About 40 deacons were ordained on this day by the Archbishop of Munich and Freising, His Eminence Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber (already 82 at the time), among them, in addition to Fr Joseph Ratzinger, his brother Fr Georg Ratzinger.

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