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Benedict XVI: The birth of a vocation in images

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Cécile Séveirac - published on 01/06/23

These sweet photos reveal to the world the happy and faith-filled childhood of the great theologian and pope.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died this past Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the age of 95.

Before being Benedict XVI, head of the Catholic Church, he was Joseph Ratzinger: a bishop, a priest, a student and young man — and once a little boy. He was a little boy with a childhood that he himself described as happy, and although he lived through the chaotic period of World War II, he nevertheless always remained faithful to the vocation that stirred in his heart a very young age: that of becoming a priest.

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