Benedict XVI flies to Germany to visit sick brother

Former pontiff to stay in Regensburg "as long as necessary."

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 18 - Former pope Benedict XVI flew to Germany on Thursday to visit his sick brother, Vatican Spokesman Matteo Bruni said.
    Bruni said Benedict would stay with his 96-year-old brother Georg in Regensburg "as long as necessary." The pope emeritus travelled with his personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, the vice commander of the Vatican Gendarmerie, and a small group of health care professionals and collaborators, Vatican Daily reported. (ANSA).
   

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