Benedict XVI Congratulate Jehovah's witnesses work ! :P
...Or could the Pope be supporting a 'bad' sect ?
August 21, 2005
The Canberra Times
To Serve The National City And Through
it The Nation
Pope Remembers Steffie
"But he's still just a naughty boy to me" say Cooma Cousin
By Markus Mannheim
He may be the spiritual head of the world's largest Christian church,
but a cousin of Pope Benedict the XVI says that he is still a naughty
boy to her.
Steffie Brzakovic, 78, of Cooma, received a call from her famous first
cousin shortly after his election in a papal conclave in April.
It was the first time she had heard from him in more than 50 years.
Mrs. Brzakovic, who was raised in the southern Germany city of
Weilheim before moving to Australia in 1956, said she remembered
Joseph Ratzinger as a young boy who was often up to no good.
"He was everywhere he shouldn't [have] been, she recalled yesterday,
shaking her head. "When I think today of what we did, it's a wonder
that [we are] alive."
When she received the phone call three months ago she first thought it
was a prank. It wasn't until His Holiness told her it was "Ratzinger
Pepi", referring to his childhood nickname, that she realized who was
on the other end.
"I said, 'Are you the Pope?' and he [replied]. 'But for you I am still
Mrs. Brzakovic was raised as a Roman Catholic, but became a Jehovah's
Witness in the 1970's.
She said that while her religious differences with her family had
caused frustration, the Pope had encouraged her for following her
"He told me that 'You are doing the work that we should do'," she
said, referring to her church's missionary work. "He said, 'You have
halls that are not too big, but they are full. We have cathedrals,
churches, chapels and they are empty'."
Mrs. Brzakovic is spending this weekend at a Jehovah's Witness
convention in Canberra with about 3000 district worshippers.
Does anyone know where Brzakovic is? An disn't that nice what the pope said?
the pope is just like any other guy with a wiener and a brain the size of a pea. Just kidding.
Hoagie--little male chavanism?
it's reverse male chauvinism