At the time of the election of Cardinal Ratzinger it came as something of a shock and provoked numerous speculations about his motivation and reasons for the choice of the name, Benedict. At the first Wednesday audience he gave, he did offer some connection to the life and ministry of Pope Benedict XV and particularly his historic timeframe at the time of World War I.
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Hardiman, R. (2005). Benedict XV and November 2nd: The origin of three masses on All Souls Day. Pastoral Liturgy, 36(1), 10.