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Former Ratzinger students will hold annual meeting without Pope-emeritus Benedict

Catholic World News - August 22, 2013

The Ratzinger Schuelerkreis-- the annual seminar for former students of Pope-emeritus Benedict—will gather next week at the summer papal residence in Castel Gandolfo. But their old professor will not attend.

“Since he is retired, he does not want to attend any more public meetings,” explained Father Joseph Fessio, the head of Ignatius Press and a member of the group that has held informal seminars each year since 1978. However, he told the Catholic News Agency, after the conclusion of the seminar the participants will convene for Mass at the Vatican, with Benedict XVI as celebrant.

The topic for this year’s meeting of the seminar is “the question of God.”

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