Pope Benedict’s brother Msgr. Georg Ratzinger died just a bit ago in Regensburg.
If the assumption in Rome is true that Pope Benedict XVI was at least partially coerced by threats to his brother, that is now over.
Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.