Thursday, 28 February 2013

Benedict XVI : Miscellany 5

Josef Ratzinger and Karol Wotylja met during the Second Vatican Council, never suspecting the interconnected future that lay before them.  In a previous post, some photos of the two were shewn, but here is one other, taken in an aircraft on one of the many trips of Pope John Paul.  And then we see Cardinal Ratzinger, Dean of the Sacred College, sprinkling the coffin of John Paul II, before entombment in the crypt of Saint Peter's.  Lastly, now as Benedict XVI, Ratzinger prays at the tomb of his friend and predecessor.

Cardinal Ratzinger sprinkling the casket of John Paul II.

Praying at the tomb of John Paul II.