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After recent fall

First Francis, now Benedict XVI:
New Photos show Joseph Ratzinger with Black Eye

The diocese of Passau, Germany, just published two new images of the so-called “Pope Emeritus”, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, otherwise known by his stage name “Benedict XVI.” Click on each image for a larger version:

The two visitors seen in these photos are “Bishop” Stefan Oster of the diocese of Passau, Germany, in which lies Benedict’s birthplace, and Mr. Peter Seewald, a German journalist who has produced numerous interview books with Ratzinger. Oster and Seewald visited Benedict to give him a copy of a new book they collaborated on, entitled Benedikt XVI. Der deutsche Papst (“Benedict XVI: The German Pope”).

If you look closely, you will see that Fr. Ratzinger has a black eye on the right side of his face. According to the accompanying text on the Passau diocesan web site provided by Mr. Oster, this injury was due to a recent fall:

What a cordial encounter we had today in Rome with our honorable Papa emeritus Benedict XVI! Together with the well-known journalist Peter Seewald I had the honor to present to him a beautiful new book: a volume our diocese has published together with Seewald. The title: Benedict XVI — the German Pope. Great pictures, many short, memorable texts on important topics, and a brief outline of his life. Even though Pope Benedict has a black eye due to a fall [he suffered] a week ago, he met us full of health, in good spirits, filled with wit and with many memories great and small of people from his and our home diocese. He gives his regards to everyone and gave us his blessing on behalf of everyone at home.

(source; our translation)

A third photo taken at the meeting with Benedict in the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery was found on “Bp.” Oster’s Facebook page:

When Francis visited Colombia in September, he too ended up with a black eye after hitting his head on the metal frame of the “Popemobile”.

Oh, the irony.

12 Responses to “First Francis, now Benedict XVI: New Photos show Joseph Ratzinger with Black Eye”

  1. rich

    My dad, who is only 72, has been in the hospital for the last 4 months as his body simply wastes away (no acute illness, just simply shutting down)….and in just the last month dementia is taking its hold on him as well. Prior to that he was falling constantly and getting injured….when I look at Fr Ratzinger’s face it reminds me of my dad. Old age is sometimes tough. Fortunately, my dad has a good priest who visits him regularly.

  2. Herman_U_Tick

    In case you missed it, there is an article about ‘Pope Francis’ in the Guardian:

    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/27/the-war-against-pope-francis

    This quote gives a flavour:

    QUOTE
    To accuse a sitting pope of heresy is the nuclear option in Catholic arguments. Doctrine holds that the pope cannot be wrong when he speaks on the central questions of the faith; so if he is wrong, he can’t be pope. On the other hand, if this pope is right, all his predecessors must have been wrong.
    END-QUOTE

  3. Lee

    Regardless of whether they look like gangsters or where their heart is at, we do know with certainty that these two men are the most blasphemous heretics that roam the earth and sadly too man people still think they are the Vicars of Jesus and His Catholic Church. Pope St. Pius X said this about the modernist “Kindness is for fools! They want them to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses but they ought to be beaten with fists!” The two anti-popes are the enemies of peoples salvation. So no need to to defend them Barry unless you want to be on the side of the devil.

    • Sede for Christ

      Yes, it is permitted and often times necessary to attack the “person” of those who promote error, not just simply The errors they promote, in order to facilitate exposing them for who they truly are.

  4. Sede for Christ

    Yes, but keep in mind that Our liberal culture has taught us to be fearful of every judging others, as ago judging were in itself something evil or despicable, when it is actually many times Morally obligatory to judge.

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