Pope Benedict XVI believed fraternal charity comes from God and is the key to living in union with others.
Cardinal Nichols recalls "rapturous welcome" to a country that has struggled for 400 years in relating to Catholic Church.
Benedict XVI's personal secretary is 64.
Though not the reigning Successor of Peter, the Emeritus Pope now has a claim to title of oldest pope in history.
Secretary says it was very painful, but is now subsiding.
Gänswein assures that face infection is "painful but not serious."
Biographer reports that his voice is frail, though his mind is sharp and he is feeling optimistic.
Pope emeritus offers profound reflection on role of faith in culture.
Longtime secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, reads Benedict's words at funeral Mass for Georg Ratzinger in Regensburg
Francis notes Benedict XVI's consideration in informing him of the news first.