Saturday 5 May 2007

Papal Regensburg

I don't want to sound like a nerd but while in Regensburg (or Ratisbon) I passed this attractive house, not far from the gothic Cathedral:

The bell revealed whose house it is:

The Holy Father's elder brother, Georg, lives here, cared for by his trusty housekeeper, Agnes Heindl. For a split second I was tempted to ring the bell for a photo opportunity before pulling myself together! Mgr Georg must get his fair share of nuisance calls: the plaque placed on the house by the Chapter of the Johanneskirche publicly says that it was here that Pope Benedict met his brother on 13 September 2006:

Georg is now retired (as his brother, before his election, hoped to be by the age of 80) and says his daily Mass at the Johanneskirche, next to the Cathedral:
And here's one of various papal teddys currently available in the Bavarian shops:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember reading tha Msgr Ratzinger lived in an apartment in the Vatican.

4:34 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Gee that Teddy's sooo cute!

10:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's wrong. He lives in that very house in Regensburg, Germany, ans only meets his brother in Rome occasionally, last time to celebrate the Holy Father's 80th birthday.

10:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was hoping you could help me find a building. It is shaped like a triangle and was a catholic building during the ages in the UK when there was to be no catholic buildings. do you know this building? if so can you email me and delete this comment? thank you

6:03 pm  

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