My Brother, The Pope
By Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, as told to Michael Hesemann. When asked by people whether his younger brother would become pope, Georg Ratzinger's answer was always the same, "No, he certainly will not!" So, no one was more surprised than the good Monsignor when on April 19, 2005, the announcement was made that Joseph Ratzinger had indeed been elected as the new "Papa" for the Church. This is the story of the Ratzinger family and the special relationship between the two brothers - Georg and Joseph. One loves music; the other loves books. Both celebrated their diamond priest jubilee, the 60th anniversary of their ordination as priests, on June 29, 195l, in the Cathedral in Freising, Germany. Nobody is closer to Pope Benedict than his older brother; thus, you are drawn by personal invitation into the life of Pope Benedict. The story speaks of family roots, early childhood memories, the dark years when Adolph Hitler seized power, and the call to the priesthood, which eventually led Pope Benedict to the present day in Rome. A wonderful read. Hardcover, 253 pages.