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Living Christmas With the Wonder of the Child; Inspiring Memories of Benedict XVI

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The Ratzinger family in 1938 in Hufschlag, near Traunstein. From left to right: Joseph Ratzinger, aged eleven, his brother Georg, mother Maria, sister Maria, and father Joseph (date of photograph unknown).

The late German Pope, who was particularly fond of Christmas, once knocked on the doors of his entire community at midnight to express his joy at the miracle of Christ’s Nativity.