Father Fessio on ‘Professor Ratzinger,’ the future Benedict XVI – Catholic World Report

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Father Joseph Fessio with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger during his 1999 visit to Ignatius Press / Dorothy Petersen and Eva Muntean

Denver, Colo., Jan 4, 2023 / 10:50 am (CNA).

As a young priest, Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, studied theology under Joseph Ratzinger, who more than 30 years later would be elected Pope Benedict XVI. Fessio went on to found the San Francisco-based Ignatius Press in 1978, the main publisher of Ratzinger’s works in the English language. Here, he speaks with CNA about his memories of Pope Benedict XVI, who died on Dec. 31.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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Father Fessio on ‘Professor Ratzinger,’ the future Benedict XVI – Catholic World Report

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