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Ratzinger: traditionalist reformer

According to philosopher Rémi Brague, the evolution of the thought of the man who became Benedict XVI must be understood in historical context. “He was a staunch supporter of the Council, Prof. Brague says, “[but] on the other hand, he did not accept what was then rampant under the name of ‘spirit of the Council.’” [1]