Friday, September 18, 2015

New Pope Benedict-Joseph Ratzinger Roman Library to Open at Vatican 18 November 2015

The Teutonic College, located just before the Sacristy, 
beside the Southern arm of  the 
Atrium of Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican
You can see the Paul VI Audience Hall directly behind,
 and back left the Palace of the
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Mgr. Hans Peter Fischer, Rector of the Teutonic College, announced that a ceremony will be held on 18 November to mark the opening of the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Roman Library.

The library is entirely dedicated to the works and life of Joseph Ratzinger as a scholar and a Pope and is housed inside the Library of the Teutonic College and of the Roman Institute of the Gorres Society in the Vatican.

The announcement was made at the August 30th 2015 mass of Pope Emeritus Benedict with his former students which was followed by a ceremony for the inauguration of the “Pope Benedict-Joseph Ratzinger Hall”, which the Pope Emeritus blessed. The ceremony took place in the buildings adjacent to the Teutonic Cemetery.

That story is in the previous post.

Above is a better look at the Palace of  the Doctrine of the Faith Headquarters for perspective.

Here is even greater perspective. Enlarge the Image and you will see exactly where all these buildings are in relation to one another. A further interesting detail is the the Domus Sanctae Marthae is just beyond the Vatican Sacristy. An extremely precarious position, nothing compared to the bastion of a fortress of the Apostolic Palace! Impossible to protect! For a Pope to live there must be much more costly than living in the Palace which is made for his residence. This Popes penchant for poverty is very expensive for the Church!

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