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Benedict XVI Celebrates 70 Years as a Priest: 10-Year Milestones in Joseph Ratzinger’s Service to the Church

Georg (left) and Joseph Ratzinger shortly after their ordination during their first Mass processional in their then-hometown of Traunstein in 1951.

COMMENTARY: June 29 is a fitting date to reflect on the length and breadth of the Pope Emeritus’ long priestly service.