Ratzinger's hometown elated at his ascension to papacy
People in Traunstein, Germany are crying tears of joy, now that a hometown son has become the leader of the Catholic church.
The newly-elected Pope Benedict the 16th moved often as a child, but he once wrote that he considers Traunstein to be his hometown. It's where Joseph Ratzinger studied to be a priest as a teen-ager. And the town is also where he returned after deserting the German army in 1945.