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"Release 28b - POPE BENEDICT's XVI's April 2008 Visit to America Memorialized in "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by MANTOVANI and His Orchestra!   


JOSEPH ALOIS RATZINGER was born on Saturday, April 16, Holy Saturday, 1927 at Schulstraße 11, at 8:30 in the morning in his parents' home in Marktl am Inn, Bavaria, Germany. He was baptized the same day. He was the third and youngest child of Joseph Ratzinger, Sr., a police officer, and Maria Ratzinger (née Peintner). His mother's family was originally from South Tyrol. Pope BENEDICT's XVI's brother, Georg Ratzinger, a priest and former director of the Regensburger Domspatzen choir, is still alive. His sister, Maria Ratzinger, who never married, managed Cardinal RATZINGER's household until her death in 1991. Their great-uncle was the German politician Georg Ratzinger. The pope's relatives agree that his priestly vocation was apparent from boyhood!


- Click HERE for a  MUSIC.WAV file attachment From POPE BENEDICT XVI's German Homeland!

Official Vatican Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI
Official Vatican Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI
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