Monday, June 27, 2011

Papal Uncle and More

The annual solemnity of Ss. Peter and Paul on 29 June is the time in Rome when newly named archbishop receive the symbol office, the pallium, a yoke of wool.

Mr. John L. Allen Jr. reminds us that the date also celebrates the ordination to priesthood of Pope Benedict and his brother Georg Ratzinger. They were ordained in the same ceremony.

Read some interesting particulars of their ordinations and also about an uncle of theirs.

Wiki-image of a pallium is used according to the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 Generic license.

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