Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Interwiew With Msgr. Ratzinger

Deutche Welle has published an interview with Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, Pope Benedict's brother.

Here are a few excerpts.

Have you talked to your brother since his return to Rome?

We have talked on the phone.

Has he talked to you about the controversy surrounding his speech at the University of Regensburg?

He mentioned it briefly. Of course he regrets that Muslims have reacted like that and have completely misunderstood him. It's not his opinion. He would never hold such a view. It's the quote of a man, who lived 500 years ago. Naturally, it's a grotesque misunderstanding that it was taken out of context and presented as if it were his opinion. But he hopes that it will be sorted out and understood when he explains the situation correctly -- and that it won't have consequences for mutual relations.

Read the complete article here.

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