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Father Fessio on ‘Professor Ratzinger,’ the Future Benedict XVI

Courtesy photoFather Joseph Fessio with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger during his 1999 visit to Ignatius Press.

‘He was just a wonderful listener. He listened and he could remember things. He could synthesize things in each of those seminars like an experience of a symphony where you hear all these different instruments come in and play separately, and then he somehow put them together at the end and make a whole.’