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  • Pope Recalls Being German POW

    04/19/2005 1:38:13 PM PDT · by yoely · 135 replies · 3,554+ views
    Fox News & AP ^ | April 19, 2005
    BERLIN — In May 1945, thousands of German prisoners of war trudged down the highway toward the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling (search). Among them — tired but grateful to be alive — was 18-year-old Joseph Ratzinger (search), who just days before had risked death by deserting the German army. "In three days of marching, we hiked down the empty highway, in a column that gradually became endless," the new pope recalled years later in his memoirs. "The American soldiers photographed us, the young ones, most of all, in order to take home souvenirs of the defeated army and its...

    04/19/2005 10:31:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 93 replies · 5,590+ views ^ | 04-19-05 |
    RATZINGER APPEARS TO FULFILL MALACHY PROPHECYThe moment was one only the Church could pull off: a massive crowd, the ultimate in suspense, fantastic pageantry to match the glory of God.In fact, even a Fox News commentator commented that on a cloudy day, the sun uncannily erupted at the time of announcement and Rome embraced spring.It was Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, dean of the College of Cardinals, close confidant of John Paul II, celebrant of the last pope's funeral, and keeper of the flame who became the 265th pontiff.He is a man who will maintain an accent on orthodoxy as well as...