Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Mons. Georg Ratzinger, RIP

Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, the elder brother of Benedict XVI, passed away this morning at the age of 96. Our readers will have certainly seen that the Pope Emeritus recently went to visit his ailing brother in Regensburg, Germany, where the latter served for many years as director of the cathedral’s famous boys’ choir. The two brothers were ordained priests at the same ceremony on June 29, 1951, by Michael Card. von Faulhaber, the archbishop of Munich and Freising. Requiescat in pace.

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Deus, qui inter apostolicos sacerdotes famulum tuum Georgium sacerdotali fecisti dignitate vigere: praesta quaesumus: ut eorum quoque perpetuo aggregetur consortio. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

God, who among the apostolic priests made Thy servant Georg to flourish with priestly dignity: grant, we beseech Thee: that he may also be joined unto their perpetual society. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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