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Pope Benedict’s childhood Christmas letter to Baby Jesus

Pope Benedict XVI, when he was Josef Ratzinger, age 5.

Pope Benedict XVI, when he was Josef Ratzinger, age 5.


Merry Christmas!

Something sweet: At the age of 7, in 1934, Pope Benedict wrote the following letter to Baby Jesus:

Dear Baby Jesus, quickly come down to earth. You will bring joy to children. Also bring me joy. I would like a Volks-Schott, green clothing for Mass and a heart of Jesus. I will always be good. Greetings from Josef Ratzinger

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