Saturday, January 15, 2011

Biblical Naming

Bavarian born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, now known as Pope Benedict XVI hails from Bavaria. He was anointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising in 1977 and later became Cardinal. If a trip to the Vatican isn't in the cards his bronzed bust can be visited at the Frauenkirche. Clearly Munich is always in his prayers.

Lately Pope Benedict been in the news because of his comments on wishing people would return to using Biblical when naming their children. The most popular names for 2010 in Germany were Mia (coming from Maria) and Leon and in Bavaria they included Lena and Maximillian.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Well, some names could be improved upon, I guess, but not everyone is concerned with biblical stories. I just read about the planned canonization of Pope John. The Vatican certainly could use some positive press these days.