Lot 303: ALS in German signed "Joseph Ratzinger," one page on a 4 x 5.75 postcard depicting Florence, April 7, 1970. In full (translated): "On my search for Spring, I ended up here in Florence; indeed even here, it is arriving only hesitantly, but at least is visible (and can be felt) in contrast to north of the Alps. Yesterday, I met Prof. Peiffer at the cathedral and he admitted that he had been named Rector: I am not sure if I am to congratulate him or express my condolences, and this is now the case with you too, has almost gotten an institutionalized procedure. At any rate, I am thanking you most cordially for your greetings, and I am wishing you, also on behalf of my sister, a good start for the new semester." Three punch holes to edges, the stamp clipped off, and staining to the address area, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by a mat and unsigned photo for display. An uncommon handwritten letter touching upon European church business.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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