Fr. Ratzinger could use extra prayers
"ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI's older brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, had a pacemaker implanted because of an irregular heartbeat and is recovering well, the Vatican said Thursday.
After being diagnosed, Ratzinger was outfitted with a pacemaker, which regulates the heartbeat, the spokesman said. Ratzinger's postoperative recovery was "satisfactory," and he was expected to be released soon from Gemelli, Navarro-Valls said."