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Former Ratzinger students to discuss persecution of Christians at annual seminar

August 31, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: The Ratzinger Schuelerkreis-- the annual seminar for former students of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI-- will discuss persecution and martyrdom, with a particular focus on the 20th and 21st centuries.
Among those who will present talks: Bishop Manfred Scheuer of Linz, Austria, the postulator for the beatification of Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter; and Coptic Bishop Anba Kyrillos William Samaan of Assiut, Egypt.
The former Pontiff is not expected to participate actively in the discussions; he has not done so since his resignation. But he will meet with participants.

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