After his five-day visit to Regensburg, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (93) is located on the return flight. On Monday shortly before 12: 00, he started with a machine of the Italian air force from the Munich airport and is now on Italy. Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) adopted the former head of the Church personally on the tarmac and gave him a gift basket with Bavarian specialities. Benedict XVI had given his joy over the visit, expression, and Bavaria, the blessing of God is desired, informed the state Chancellery.
The Permanent Council of the German bishops ' conference, sent from Berlin, a farewell greeting. "We are United with you in Faith, even in difficult moments", - stated in the letter of the bishops. The visit had shown the importance of Benedict XVI was the meeting with his brother Georg Ratzinger (96) have been. The former Regensburger Director of music is seriously ill.
It was the first foreign trip of Benedict XVI after his resignation seven years ago. For this he had obtained the consent of his successor, Pope Francis.Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 08:19