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Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, R.I.P….

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Katholisch.de has reported that Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has passed away, at the age of 96, just 2 days after the 69th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

Msgr. Ratzinger was born in Pleiskirchen, Bavaria on January 15, 1924. His father was a local police officer by the name of Joseph Ratzinger; his mother, Maria née Pientner.  He would soon be joined by two siblings, Maria and his famous brother.

George showed talent in music from an early age. He was playing the organ at Church during services already at the age of 11. In 1935 he joined the minor seminary and received further instruction. His association with the Regensburger Domspatzen, or Cathedral Choir of Regensburg, began in 1941.

He was conscripted into the German Army during the war and suffered a gun shot wound to the arm at Bolsena, Italy, at the end of the war on June 12, 1944. He was captured by the Americans and put in a military prison camp, near Naples, and was released in July of 1945.

Cardinal von Faulhaber

In January of 1946, he and his brother Joseph, the future pope, joined minor seminary togother, and would be ordained together by Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber, Archbishop of Munich and Friesing, Germany, on the same day, June 29, 1951.

After completing his theological studies he was assigned as Choir Director in his home parish at Traunstein in 1957.

During the Second Vatican Council, he was appointed in February of 1964, as Music Director of St. Peter’s Cathedral at Regensburg.

During his career he had the honor of conducting the Cathedral Choir for historic events, such as the consecration of his own brother as Archbishop of Munich and Friesing, in 1977; performing for the state visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1978, and the Pastoral Visit of Pope John Paul II to Munich in 1978.

On January 25, 2009 Msgr. Ratzinger retired from his position as Music Director and was made a canon of the Cathedral. In 2014, he celebrated his birthday at the Vatican with his brother Pope Benedict XVI.

He was visited in his death bed by his brother, Pope Benedict XVI on June 18-22, 2020. The rapid decision to remove Pope Benedict XVI by his handlers, led by Archbishop Ganswein and Bergoglio’s Nuncio in Germany led to much speculation about the Holy Father being a prisoner. With the sudden demise of his brother Georg, now, these speculations will only be increased, on the grounds that it was an act of great cruelty to deprive him of his desire to accompany his brother to the end.

For Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, may hi soul rest in peace, and may the Angels escort him to the Kingdom of the Heavens.


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Breaking: Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican for Germany


by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Rome Italy, 2:45 PM, une 18, 2020: CNA German edition is reporting moments ago that Pope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican. The reason for his visit is officially to visit his sick brother Georg, who is said to be in a bad state of health.

According to the report, the Pope visited his brother this morning.

(Update at 6:00 P.M. Rome Time)

The Corriere della Sera, one of the leading Left wing newspapers of Milan, has confirmed the report, writing:

Ratzinger è accompagnato dal segretario particolare, l’arcivescovo Georg Gänswein, e da medico, un infermiere, una delle memores domini — le religiose laiche che ne hanno cura nel monastero vaticano Mater Ecclesiae — e dal vicecomandante della Gendarmeria vaticana.

Which in English is:

Ratzinger is accompanied by his special secretary, Archbishop George Gänswein, and by a doctor, a nurse, one of the Memores Domini — lay religious women who have the care of him in the Vatican Monaster of Mater Ecclesiae — and by the vice-commandant of the Vatican Gendarmeria (Vatican Police).

This detail is ominous. Only prisoners travel with police escort. The Corriera della Sera adds that the Pope landed at 11:45 A.M. in the morning (UTC +2) and is staying at the Seminary of the Diocese of Regensburg as the guest of the Bishop, Rudolf Voderholzer.

(end update at 6 PM Rome time)

In the last seven years since his renunciation of ministry, he has rarely left the Vatican precints, and then only for a visit no further than Castle Gandolfo.

The momentous decision to travel to Germany shows at least the very great love he has for his only surviving sibling.

It is presumed that Pope Benedict XVI is residing in Regensberg in the vicinity of his brother. And, no need to say it, but if the world is still sane, there will be a mob of reporters and photographers descending upon the city as we speak.

It was long suspected that Pope Benedict XVI was motivated to consent to the pressures of the St. Gallen Mafia out of fear for his brother’s safety. If that assertion is correct, we might see the Holy Father begin to say things quite unlike what he was permitted to say or alleged to say from the Vatican.

UPDATE: 10:35 PM Rome Time, June 18, 2020:

It cannot be excluded, that Pope Benedict XVI was allowed to leave Rome, precisely because he is now widely recognized to be Peter and the Katechon which is holding back the revolution of Bergoglio. But the mere fact that he is not in Rome does not eliminate his spiritual power. Many popes traveled during their pontificates. Indeed, when opposed by Antipopes in Rome, their traveles led to rallying the forces of Christendom.

The Roman Pontiff is now in Regensburg. All Christendom should rally to him.

Note well, Germany lifted travel restrictions to other EU Nations on June 15.

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