Rorate Caeli

1968 is back...

Congratulations to Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger for his decision, due to anticlerical protests, to cancel his visit to the largest Roman University, the University of Rome-la Sapienza - founded by his predecessor, Boniface VIII Caetani (the Pope of Unam Sanctam), in 1303, and later occupied by the Kingdom of Italy after the invasion of Rome, in 1870.

No eighty-year-old man deserves this aggravation, much less so the Vicar of Christ.

I saw a new spirit creeping in... there was an instrumentalization by ideologies that were tyrannical, brutal, and cruel.
(J. Ratzinger
remembering 1968 in
Salz der Erde- Salt of the Earth)