It is an emotional reunion for the two siblings. Only a few minutes drive separate the Ratzinger brothers from each other these days: Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

Only the father survived seriously injured. “The trip to Germany also pushes Benedict XVI to his physical limits. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) The 96-year-old brother of Benedict XVI is seriously ill. That is why the Pope emeritus travels to Regensburg To say goodbye. It is an emotional reunion for the two siblings. Only a few minutes drive separate the Ratzinger brothers from one another these days: Pope emeritus Benedict XVI traveled to his home town of Regensburg to see his seriously ill brother Georg .

An emotional reunion that pushes the 93-year-old to his limits physically, as the diocese spokesman says, referring to Benedict’s secretary Georg Gänswein. In the morning, police motorcycles and security forces accompany the Pope from the seminary, where he lives in a guest room, to his brother’s house. There the two celebrate a mass.

The visit is initially planned for three days. “He didn’t want to be late,” says Diocese spokesman Clemens Neck. Georg Ratzinger’s health has recently deteriorated, so Benedikt decided to travel. Georg Ratzinger waited impatiently for the arrival on Thursday. Every few minutes the almost completely blind 96-year-old pressed his alarm clock to have the time announced, Neck reports, citing Georg Ratzinger’s housekeeper, sister Laurente. The brothers were really looking forward to each other.

However, the unfamiliar daily routine and the lack of familiar surroundings are a strain on the Pope Emeritus, who was born as Joseph Ratzinger. The stay is initially planned for three days, says the deputy head of the seminary, Christoph Leuchtner. How it goes then remains to be seen. Both the seminary and Georg Ratzinger’s house are closely guarded.

The police and the diocese do everything in their power to make it possible for the brothers to make a farewell visit. Diocese spokesman Neck speaks of an “almost existential bond” between the two. After Benedikt had already visited Georg Ratzinger twice on Thursday, he drove up again this morning. It was again a “very happy meeting,” says Sister Laurente.

They would have celebrated a little mass in Georg’s room. Singing can be heard in the street. Around a dozen reporters and a few onlookers are waiting in front of the house when the sun is shining. After that, Benedict goes back to the seminary, where he and his little entourage are accommodated in a guest wing.

There he is served the same food that the seminarians get. In the morning, at Benedikt’s request, there is also Bavarian pretzels for breakfast and an apple strudel for dessert, as Leuchtner reports. There are currently 28 prospective priests living in the house, who, according to Leuchtner, are very happy about their guests, but leave them private. Possibly Benedict will address a few more words to the seminarians.

If the brothers wanted to see each other in the past few years, it was Georg who flew to Rome. Benedikt has lived there in a monastery in the Vatican Gardens since his resignation in 2013. Now the 96-year-old has become too weak – and so Pope Benedict set out on the trip. Source:, Ute Wessels and Britta Schultejans, dpa “News and information at a glance. Collection of articles from for Topic Regensburg Three chances from eleven meters and only one goal: With more successful shooters there would have been a winner, but this is how the second division can celebrate.

Osnabrück still cheers a joker, Fürth also thanks a substitute who spoils the joy of SV Darmstadt. In the Corona crisis, the federal government is trying drastically to curb the increase in the number of infections – apparently with success. Scientists from Regensburg and Mainz have found that the growth in new infections has slowed significantly for a week. By Judith Görs Not exactly like a top team in the second Bundesliga, but successful: HSV narrowly defeated Jahn Regensburg and climbed past Stuttgart into second place for the time being.

Heidenheim clearly beats Karlsruhe and is approaching the promotion ranks. Bochum defied Darmstadt from a draw. Dynamo Dresden has not been able to win away from home for almost eleven months – until now.

Because the Saxons turn the game at Jahn Regensburg in the 2nd Bundesliga. 1. FC Nürnberg is also successful away from home in the relegation candidate Karlsruher SC. FC St.

Pauli lands a coup in the fight against relegation and wins the Hamburg derby at the ambitious HSV. Because Stuttgart win against Regensburg, VfB is now in second place in the table of the second Bundesliga. Bochum wins in Dresden, Heidenheim in Kiel. Even front runner Arminia Bielefeld cannot conquer the “fortress” Erzgebirgsstadion in Aue and leaves points in the promotion race of the 2nd Bundesliga. Meanwhile, SpVgg Greuther Fürth climbed to fourth place for the time being thanks to a sovereign victory at Jahn Regensburg.

In Regensburg, Jahn stays ice cold in the snow against Hannover 96. FC St. Pauli leaves Fürth disillusioned, while promoted Wehen Wiesbaden scored a respectable success in the relegation battle of the second Bundesliga. Coach Rüdiger Rehm ensures a premiere in German professional football. VfL Bochum is gaining some space in the 2nd Bundesliga.

With a win against Hannover 96, Thomas Reis’s team also stops a possible three-way hat trick for Lower Saxony. Erzgebirge Aue prevails in the pursuit duel against Regensburg. Maria Baumer was missing for 16 months before mushroom pickers found her skeleton in a forest near Regensburg in 2013. The cause of death can no longer be determined after such a long time. Now a suspect who has already been in focus is being arrested. “” Years ago, the North Korean army fired these missiles during a military exercise. (Photo: imago stockpeople) North Korea has been ignoring the moratorium on nuclear and ICBM tests for some time.

According to South Korean information, it is now firing several missiles again. It is said to be guided missiles that can shoot down ships. North Korea has shot down several cruise missiles, according to the South Korean military. The South Korean army said that the Munchon military base in the east of the country had fired “numerous” projectiles over the sea, presumably short-range cruise missiles. They flew about 150 kilometers before falling into the sea. It is suspected that it is guided missiles that are directed against ships, it said.

The secret services of South Korea and the USA are in the process of analyzing the incident. The test took place one day before the late grandfather of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, Republic founder Kim Il Sung, would have celebrated his 108th birthday.

Tomorrow, April 15, the people of South Korea will also elect a new parliament. North Korea had tested ballistic missiles several times in the past few weeks.

These are fired at great heights and then fall to the ground due to the force of gravity. Cruise missiles, on the other hand, fly at low altitude and are remotely controlled. Kim Jong Un announced at the beginning of the year that it would no longer adhere to the moratorium on nuclear and ICBM tests. The nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been on hold since a failed summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in February last year.

The internationally largely isolated North Korea is subject to strict US and UN sanctions because of its nuclear and missile program. After his moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, Kim had hoped in vain for the sanctions to be lifted. Source:, chr / AFP / dpa “News and information at a glance. Collection of articles by on the subject of Regensburg Die Fußballer des Jahn from Regensburg secured the chance to move up to the second Bundesliga. The team of coach Markus Weinzierl, who is associated with Bundesliga club FC Augsburg, secured third place in the third division final thanks to the 1-1 draw against Jena.

Only a few days after their cup triumphs, SpVgg Unterhaching and 1. FC Heidenheim are back in the daily routine of the 3rd soccer league. In the direct duel of the favorite fright there is no winner, which is why Jahn Regensburg is promoted to “laughing fourth”. The Holocaust denier, Bishop Williamson, is sentenced in the second instance to a fine of 6,500 euros. As in the previous year, the Regensburg District Court also came to the conclusion that the 71-year-old Briton was guilty of sedition.

He had denied the extermination of millions of Jews. Two circus families in Regensburg are fighting a particularly tough turf battle. Fifteen circus people attack each other with pistols, knives and cutting weapons, one man is hit in the leg by a bullet.

Apparently the long-established clan felt threatened by the newcomers. The carnival in Regensburg is over for this year. Because without a prince couple, of course, the whole carnival is nothing. And the prince couple drops their crowns because they are only supposed to represent, but not sing. Regensburg’s old town is a World Heritage Site.

There are not only many architectural monuments, but also an astonishing number of pubs. During city tours, visitors can find out where brush makers still work and which clubs students move to. The floods on the German rivers never end. The levels rise threateningly in some cases. In Saxony, a dike breaks at a tributary of the Mulde.

Regensburg is spared the feared flooding. Meteorologists predict: In the coming days it should hardly rain. Floods and no end: While water levels are falling again on some German rivers, the situation on the Elbe, Rhine and Danube remains tense.

At the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Koblenz, the second flood wave is now not expected until Sunday morning, contrary to initial forecasts. The Saale is also expected to rise sharply in Halle until about Wednesday. The residents of Regensburg have to be prepared for the highest tidal wave in years. The protective walls still hold up, but a level of 6.40 meters is expected during the day.

In Passau the Danube sinks slightly, but only temporarily. The emergency services on the Rhine and Elbe are on alert. A 40-year-old from the Regensburg region is “urgently suspected” of having shot a 19-year-old and a 23-year-old in Groitzsch in western Saxony just under a week ago. The Bavarian who is supposed to be a marksman turns himself in to the police. “News and information at a glance.

Collection of articles by on the subject of missile tests North Korea is stepping up again in the conflict with the USA: After the termination of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Pyongyang has now declared that it will also end its missile test moratorium. North Korea’s behavior aroused concern and criticism around the world. Despite tensions with its neighbor India, Pakistan continued its missile tests early this morning. North Korea is stepping up again in the conflict with the USA: After the termination of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Pyongyang has now declared that it will also end its missile test moratorium. North Korea’s behavior aroused concern and criticism around the world.

Regardless of the tensions with its neighbor India, Pakistan continued its missile tests early in the morning. “Trump investigative:” We will find out what the surprise is. “(Photo: imago images / ZUMA Press) North Korea’s ruler Kim wants a sign by the end of the year from the United States that talks on nuclear disarmament will continue – otherwise a “Christmas present” threatens. US President Trump does not seem to take the threat very seriously. US President Donald Trump has a joke about the North Korean ruler Kim Jong Tried the prospect of a “Christmas present.” Maybe it would be a “nice present,” maybe Kim would send him “a nice vase instead of a rocket test,” Trump told reporters at his luxury resort Mar-a-Lago in the US state of Florida, North Korea The ruler has demanded concessions from the United States by the end of the year so that both countries’ negotiations on nuclear disarmament can move forward Otherwise to take a “new path” and come up with a “Christmas present” not described in detail by him. The negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington have been on hold since the failed summit between Kim and Trump in February. The US president has now said: “We will find out what the surprise is and we will deal with it very successfully.” Experts assumed that North Korea plans to launch an ICBM this Wednesday.

In the past few weeks, North Korea had repeatedly tested missiles and thus violated UN resolutions. Source:, mba / dpa “The state news agency of North Korea published this picture after the test last week. (Photo: imago images / ZUMA Wire) North Korea is not being slowed down by the global corona pandemic and is continuing its missile tests. Again a missile is launched from the east coast towards the sea, this time the projectile does not get quite as far. North Korea has missiles towards the open sea for the fourth time this month Two missiles, which are believed to be two short-range ballistic missiles, were launched on Sunday morning (local time) on the east coast of North Korea and flew about 230 kilometers, the General Staff in South Korea said.

UN resolutions prohibit the self-proclaimed nuclear power North Korea from testing ballistic missiles of any range, which, depending on their design, can also carry nuclear warheads. The highest command authority in South Korea criticized the behavior of the isolated neighboring state, similar to a missile test a week ago in the light of the corona virus -Pandemic. “In a situation where the whole world is struggling with Covid-19, this military action by North Korea is highly inappropriate.” It had to stop its tests immediately. Japan also assumed ballistic missiles. “We will thoroughly investigate why North Korea has challenged the international community so often,” Defense Minister Taro Kono was quoted by the Kyodo news agency as saying. The missile tests in the past few weeks are also seen as an attempt by North Korea to improve weapons technology, while negotiations with the US on its nuclear weapons program are still stalling.