On the occasion of his 84th birhday

Happy birthday to our beloved Holy Father,

Pope Benedict XVI

Long may he continue to be our shepherd, teacher and visible sign of the unity of God’s Church

Photo credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

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incaelo

I'm a 36-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

2 thoughts on “On the occasion of his 84th birhday”

  1. Well, the best you can do to celebrate his birthdate is to read one or two of the things he wrote before he became pope. You’ll find them listed on his old fan page at the best place

    http://www.ratzingerfanclub.com/Ratzinger_Online.html

    So for instance there is “In the Beginning” about the meaning of Genesis
    But if you are a more advanced Ratzinger reader, there is his view on what criteria music has to meet to be considered sacred.

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