Benedict hosts brother’s 90th

Pope Emeritus Benedict hosted a concert for the 90th birthday of his brother Msgr Georg Rartzinger on January 15.

Following the brief hospitalisation of the former Pontiff’s older sibling at the beginning of this year, Msgr Georg recovered sufficiently to join Pope Emeritus Benedict at his Vatican residence, Mater Ecclesia, for a sung Mass and then what has been described as a “simple concert” at Vatican Radio.