Friday, February 10, 2012

How did Cardinal Ratzinger Get the Name Benedict?


When in that year of grace 2005 Papa Ratzinger was elected to the throne of Blessed Peter the Apostle, it was out of esteem for the memory of this glorious pope, Papa della Chiesa, that he chose the name "Benedictus" (Benedict).

Be sure to read this gem which he wrote in 1920:

www.papalencyclicals.net.

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