Vatican paper reproduces Pope's memories of ordination
Catholic World News - June 29, 2011
As Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, L’Osservatore Romano has reprinted the Pope’s account—originally written in German—of the day of that ordination.
The future Pontiff was ordained—alongside his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger—by Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber of Munich—a prelate who had distinguished himself by this public opposition to the Nazi regime.
Pope Benedict recalls how in the following his ordination, he visited homes to bring the faithful the blessing of a new priest, and “everywhere we were received even by total strangers with a warmth and affection I had not thought possible until that day.”
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