Ratzinger Foundation


Ratzinger Foundation

The Ratzinger Foundation also known as The Pope Benedict XVI Foundation is a charitable organization which will be formally launched on November 12, 2008. The charity states that its aim is "the promotion of theology in the spirit of Joseph Ratzinger." which it achieves by funding scholarships and bursaries for poorer students across the world. [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/2086735/Pope-Benedict-XVI's-book-is-a-best-seller.html Pope Benedict XVI's book is a best-seller - Telegraph] ] http://www.zenit.org/article-23523?l=english]

The Foundation makes much of its money from the selling of Pope Benedict's various writings. In 2007 £1.6 million was raised for the charity by the selling of Benedict's biography on Christ entitled. "Jesus of Nazareth"

The Charity also has close links with the Ratzinger Schülerkreis, a group of theology students who, at doctoral and post-doctoral level, studied under the tutorship of then Professor Ratzinger. The Schülerkreis were formed after Ratzinger was elevated to the position of Archbishop of Munich.

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