Made by the Angels: Pope Benedict Recalls Stories Learned at His Mother’s Knee

On Wednesday, November 9, Pope Benedict XVI received a new honor:  He was named an honorary citizen of Natz-Schabs (Naz-Siaves), the scenic town in northern Italy’s Bolzano region where his grandmother and great-grandmother were born.Vatican Radio carried the address live as Benedict, accepting a certificate of citizenship from the Natz-Schabs delegation during the General Audience, spoke without a script—drawing from memory to talk about his mother’s love of the town and of his own explora … [Read more...]