The Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, celebrated the festive New Year’s Day Mass in the Mariazell Basilica in special memory of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. famous.
MARIAZELL. Died on December 31 at age 95 Benedict XVI was closely linked to the Marian pilgrimage site and Mariazell Mother Grace, among other things through his visit during the Pope’s 2007 trip to Austria. , Pope Benedict XVI, in recent years.
On New Year’s Day Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn the solemn mass was celebrated in the basilica in memory of Pope Emeritus Benedict.
diocesan Wilhelm Krautwashl: “I remember Benedict XVI’s inauguration well. He was a humble worker in the Lord’s vineyard, he said at the time; making an acknowledgment of his humility and finitude.”
senior bishop Egon Kapellari: “Benedict XVI. was an undeniably great theologian and spiritual teacher of Germany. In his biography, the concepts of size and limit are in tension. As theologian, cardinal and later pope, Benedict XVI worked against the world’s farewell to Christianity, which some observers noted – in a complementary and complementary way to his successor, Pope Francis.
The Governor of Styria Christopher Drexler adds: “The visit of Pope Benedict XVI. on September 8, 2007 in Mariazell will remain unforgettable for our country. With his visit he wrote a piece of Styrian history. Bento was an impressive personality, a wise theologian and a strong voice for peace”.
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