The generations whose story ends with the funeral and burial of Joseph Ratzinger were something quite special.
May he rest in peace, far from the caricatures and calumnies of lesser men.
The key to the true Joseph Ratzinger, and to his greatness, was the depth of his love for the Lord Jesus.
In remembering that conversation from a quarter-century ago, I cannot help but think that Ratzinger was allowing me a glimpse into his own deep interior life.
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