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Benedict flies to Germany to visit failing brother

June 18, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has traveled to Regensburg, Germany, to visit his older brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, whose health is failing. This is the first trip the former Pontiff has taken outside Italy since 2013, and his first visit to his native Germany since 2013. The retired Pope is 93 years old; his brother is 96.

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