The Quiet Genius of Pope Benedict XVI

From a Wall Street Journal column by Francis X. Maier headlined “The Quiet Genius of Pope Benedict XVI”:

In the 1980s I had two long conversations with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would be elected pope in 2005 and was known as Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when he died Saturday at age 95. Our meetings were private affairs and off the record. This allowed us to have unhurried and unfiltered discussions about issues and personalities in the church.