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Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer with Ukrainian refugees in front of Msgr. Georg Ratzinger’s former home.

Home of Benedict XVI’s late brother opens doors to Ukrainian refugees

Mar 24, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedict XVI visited his ailing brother at the house in June 2020. Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2020.

German Catholic bishop criticizes delay in Synodal Way gender-neutral language debate

Jan 12, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer said: ‘I protest against this approach.’ Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg.

German Catholic bishop suggests ‘Synodal Way’ is using abuse crisis to reshape Church

Sep 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Synodal Way’s supreme decision-making body meets on Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg, southern Germany.

German Catholic bishop proposes alternative ‘Synodal Way’ text

Sep 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer presented the text on a new website. Read more

The beheaded statue at the Jesuit church in Straubing, Germany. Photo

Artist offers to restore beheaded statue of Virgin Mary in Germany

Nov 27, 2020

By Courtney Mares

An art restorer in Germany has offered to restore a decapitated statue of the Virgin Mary free of charge.  Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer stands before a portrait of Msgr. Georg Ratzinger at Regensburg Cathedral July 8, 2020.

‘Heart speaks to heart’: Benedict XVI sends message for his brother’s funeral Mass

Jul 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Benedict XVI watched his brother’s funeral via livestream on Wednesday as his secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein read the pope emeritus’... Read more

Benedict XVI prepares to board a plane at Munich airport, June 22, 2020.

Benedict XVI returns to Rome after visiting ill brother in Germany

Jun 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI arrived back in Rome Monday after a four-day trip to Germany to visit his ailing brother.  Read more

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Benedict XVI to return to Rome June 22 after visit with ailing brother in Germany

Jun 21, 2020

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will return to Rome and the Vatican on Monday, according to the Diocese of Regensburg.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with the German bishop during their ad limina visit at the Vatican, Nov. 20, 2015.

'The situation is dramatic': on the papal letter to Catholics in Germany

Jul 2, 2019

Monsignor Michael Fuchs, vicar general of the Diocese of Regensburg, has published a reflection on the letter Pope Francis has... Read more