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The gifts asked for by a child named Joseph Ratzinger

Rome Reports-December 19, 2022-Reading time: < 1 minutes
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A small missal (the Volks-Schott), a green chasuble and a heart of Jesus: these were the gifts that a little 7-year-old Joseph Ratzinger asked the baby Jesus for at Christmas 1934. 

The letter ended with "I always want to be good. Greetings from Joseph Ratzinger," the letter is on display in the Ratzinger family home, now a museum. 

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